Skip to comments.Kavanaugh questioned if Roe v. Wade was 'settled law' in leaked email
Posted on 09/06/2018 8:21:13 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh questioned in 2003 if Roe v. Wade was "settled" law during his time in the White House counsel, according to emails given to the New York Times.
Kavanaugh, in an email obtained by the newspaper, proposed deleting a line out of the draft of an opinion piece that said it is widely accepted by legal scholars across the board that Roe v. Wade and its progeny are the settled law of the land."
Kavanaugh, according to the email, questioned if legal scholars did agree that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that established the right to an abortion, was settled.
"I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so," Kavanaugh wrote according to the Times.
The email was part of a batch of "committee confidential" documents given to the Times. The "committee confidential" blocks the emails from being released or discussed publicly.
Nah, Booker’s leak had something to do with police profiling.
Probably. No law is “settled” law anymore in the American legal system.
2003 Kavanaugh was correct, incidentally, just as a matter of fact.
Isn’t it ironic and hypocritical of Dems to insist on a “living, breathing, malleable Constitution” that can be changed on any whim on the one hand, but insist that some laws must be “settled and immutable forevermore” on the other hand.
Maybe someday a Republican will call them out on their sheer hypocrisy.
Are these part of the documents the bush team released on Tuesday?
Roe v. Wade... The 3rd Rail of PC...
Booker has become the Kappernick of the Senate.
Nothing wrong with his speculation in the email. It is common legal practice to question rulings and to muse about their ramifications.
Also, what bill was signed into law that legalized abortion?
“Are these part of the documents the bush team released on Tuesday?”
This just confirms what I have been thinking about the Bush’s lately.
Still, if I was Kanvanaugh I would say, Strzok-like, that I cannot discuss classified matters with the committee without endangering both executive privilege and the nation’s security.
And we wonder why our children are unruly and act out.
That would be a fantastic retort.
He didn’t even say he wasn’t sure. He said he was unsure that others were sure. effing dems. close the hearing down and vote him in. i want to see some balls from the GOP for once besides from our President who is the only one who seems to have any. oops, forgot Pelosi.
Many Republicans call out Democrat hypocrisy and do so today.
It doesn’t matter.
The only thing that arrests and reverses the disease of leftist progressivism is the continued winning of elections.
This year each of us must get ourselves to the polls and take 10 others with us.
Good grief. This is complete fake news/spin from The Hill. And the left wonders why they are perceived as biased?
Read the article. He didn’t say Roe wasn’t settled law, he questioned whether it was accurate to say that “all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current Justices on the Court would do so.” It says nothing about K’s opinion of the case, just whether an assertion about how all legal scholars felt was accurate.
And up until about a second ago it was settled law that a marriage was between a man and a woman. Obama told me so.
Left wing Hill pushing more fake new crap .
The Hill is pure leftist fake new pr .
Referencing third Parties “Legal Scholars” in a discussion is now Taboo?