President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court has little margin for error in a narrowly divided Senate.
Brett Kavanaugh, whom Trump picked to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat, will have a chance to shape a broad range of American policies for decades to come. First, a handful of swing-vote senators will get to decide whether Trump's nominee will even make it onto the top U.S. court.
A range of factors, including the possible justice's view on the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion and the political fortunes of red-state Senate Democrats, will determine the fate of Trump's choice in the Senate. After Republicans ended the filibuster for Supreme Court justices to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch last year, nominees now only need a majority of 51 votes to get confirmed in the Senate.