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Collins Says Kavanaugh Is Unlikely to Favor Overturning Roe

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Kavanaugh Vote Set for Friday

Senator Susan Collins, a key swing vote in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, said Tuesday she doesn’t think President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion because he said he respects precedent.

Collins, a Maine Republican who supports abortion rights, said her discussions with Kavanaugh persuaded her that he believes “the concept of precedent is rooted in Article III of the Constitution, and he clearly reveres our Constitution."