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Sen. Susan Collins says Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as ‘settled law’
Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2018 | Elise Viebeck and Reporter Gabriel Pogrund

Posted on 08/21/2018 1:39:03 PM PDT by EdnaMode

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh told Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday that Roe v. Wade was “settled law,” the Maine Republican told reporters after their meeting.

Collins, a supporter of abortion rights, said she raised the issue with Kavanaugh, who is meeting with senators ahead of his confirmation hearings next month.

“We talked about whether he considered Roe to be settled law,” Collins said, referring to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.

Collins said Kavanaugh told her that he agreed with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who said during his 2005 confirmation hearing that Roe was “settled as a precedent of the court.” Collins and Kavanaugh, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, met for more than two hours Tuesday morning.

“He said that he agreed with what Justice Roberts said at his nomination hearing, in which he said it was settled law,” Collins said. “We had a very good, thorough discussion.”

The senator has not said whether she will support Kavanaugh, but she has also declined to offer strong criticism of President Trump’s nominee. With Republicans holding a slim 51-to-49 Senate majority, support from Collins and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) would ensure Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 115th; abortion; brettkavanaugh; collins; collinskavanaugh; homosexualagenda; kavanaugh; libertarians; maga; medicalmarijuana; roevswade; roevwade; scotus; supremecourt; susancollins; trumpscotus
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But Kavanaugh is turning the USA into Handmaid's Tale. Alyssa Milano said so!
1 posted on 08/21/2018 1:39:03 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

as long as Collins votes for this very highly=qualified nominee, I don’t really care why she does it

I do, however, hope the good people of Maine will PLEASE retire this unreliable senator ASAP!


2 posted on 08/21/2018 1:41:49 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: EdnaMode

Coming from a settled idiot (Collins) who should retire...


3 posted on 08/21/2018 1:42:11 PM PDT by Skybird
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To: EdnaMode

When you call Senator’s offices, they want to know where you are from. They don’t like taking calls from people who are not a constituent of the given Senator.

Collins’ opinions affect me clear on the other side of the nation.

Her vote on justices are very important to me. Her votes on other issues are as well.


4 posted on 08/21/2018 1:42:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: EdnaMode

There is no written “Law” on this issue.

Congress needs to pass the written law.

Collins stands in denial of the Constitution.


5 posted on 08/21/2018 1:42:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EdnaMode

Heh heh but he can U.N. settle it now can’t he?

Oh Lord if I live to see the end of this national evil I will live in a state of utter amazement.


6 posted on 08/21/2018 1:44:14 PM PDT by Persevero (Democrats haven't been this nutty since we freed their slaves.)
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To: EdnaMode

Dred Scott was settled law, until it wasn’t.

Roe is a house built of toilet paper.


7 posted on 08/21/2018 1:44:37 PM PDT by lurk
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Then I guess the Dred Scott Decision was ‘settled Law’................


8 posted on 08/21/2018 1:44:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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Kavanaugh in 2030: "Why yes, Roe v. Wade was considered "settled law" for decades, until we overturned it".
9 posted on 08/21/2018 1:44:57 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: lurk

GMTA!..........................


10 posted on 08/21/2018 1:45:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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>> Sen. Susan Collins says Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as ‘settled law’ <<

It is? Oh, then can we bring back slavery and segregation? Because those were ‘settled law’ too.


11 posted on 08/21/2018 1:46:08 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: Paladin2

I’d take that one step further and leave it up to each of the 50 states to decide for themselves.

The abomination of Roe was made possible by the stark raving lunacy of Griswold v Connecticut.


12 posted on 08/21/2018 1:46:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

This.


13 posted on 08/21/2018 1:46:56 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: Sans-Culotte

This.


14 posted on 08/21/2018 1:46:56 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: EdnaMode

I hope he doesn’t regard Plyler v. Doe as settled law.


15 posted on 08/21/2018 1:49:14 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: EdnaMode

The Supreme Court only hears cases that it wants to hear. It does not make pronouncements without there being a case filed, and it does not hear all cases.

If there is a valid case brought up, it will be up to the Supreme Court to issue a verdict on that case.

The left is much too obsessed with abortion. They love it. They need it. Without it they are nothing. It’s their sacrament. Every time they kill a baby they affirm their hatred for Christianity and God. They are deathly afraid of losing it.


16 posted on 08/21/2018 1:49:43 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media deliberately and intentionally chooses to lie, with full awareness and knowledge.)
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To: EdnaMode

Well, it is settled law until the correct case comes along which proves the legitimacy of the unborn baby as a human person.


17 posted on 08/21/2018 1:52:48 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Slyfox

Science will overturn Roe. Not the Supremes.


18 posted on 08/21/2018 1:58:37 PM PDT by blackberry1
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To: EdnaMode

“Settled law” is only going to enter into it when the Lord finally judges sin after the door of Grace has closed. At that point the final results of this slaughter of the innocent really will be settled and the final word given.

Until then these people need Grace, they need it badly. They need Grace even if we need to be mindful of never compromising with them when it comes to the evil they uphold and support.


19 posted on 08/21/2018 2:06:56 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Paladin2

It’s how the federal has rolled since FDR and company kicked the Constitution to the curb.


20 posted on 08/21/2018 2:09:17 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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