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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday refused to give a straight answer on whether she agrees with the late Justice Antonin Scalia that Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion in the United States, was “wrongly decided.”
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, repeatedly pressed Barrett on whether she agreed with Scalia’s argument.
“I can’t express views on cases or pre-commit,” Barrett said during the second day of her confirmation hearings, stating that she does not have an “agenda.”
Adding that she would listen to both sides if a case challenging Roe v. Wade were to reach the Supreme Court, Barrett said, “I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.”
Feinstein told the Supreme Court nominee that it was “distressing not to get a straight answer.”
Amy Coney Barrett won’t answer Feinstein’s questions about whether she thinks Roe was wrongly decided pic.twitter.com/kgSQ3rckux
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 13, 2020
Barrett’s position on abortion has been in the spotlight ever since she was tapped as President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s highest court.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics