The Supreme Court is set to begin its first term on Friday, with Senate confirmation hearings expected to begin the day after.
The Senate is in recess for the first time since a court strike in 2016.
Senate Democrats and Republicans are planning to vote on a slate of nominees in the lame duck session, starting on Jan. 8.
The nominees for the court’s seven seats have yet to be announced.
But the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday.
Here’s a look at how the nominees might stack up against each other, according to a list compiled by USA TODAY and the Center for American Progress.
Senators must confirm three nominees for a final vote.
A vote on only one nomination would be “no-vote,” which means the nominee would not have to overcome a filibuster.
The following is a partial list of the candidates for the full court.