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Collins Says Kavanaugh Told Her Roe Case Is ‘Settled Law’

  • Trump’s Supreme Court nominee holds round of Senate meetings
  • Maine Republican’s vote may be pivotal in confirmation
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Senator Susan Collins said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told her he agrees that the court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is “settled law” during a key meeting ahead of confirmation hearings early next month.

The Maine Republican said she talked with him “at length” about his decision in a separate abortion related case that came before him on the D.C.-based federal appeals court as well the Roe case. She didn’t elaborate on whether she viewed Kavanaugh’s remarks as indicating he would uphold Roe in a future case.