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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tells Republican senator that Roe v. Wade is ‘settled law’

After meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh on Aug. 21, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told reporters that he views it as "settled law." (Video: C-SPAN)

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) told reporters on Tuesday that she asked President Trump’s pick about whether he considered Roe to be settled law. Collins said Kavanaugh told her he agreed with current Chief Justice John Roberts, who said during his 2005 confirmation hearing that Roe was “settled as a precedent of the court.” Collins and Kavanaugh met for more than two hours on Tuesday morning
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