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Kavanaugh questioned if Roe v. Wade was 'settled law' in leaked email
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" designation blocks the emails from being released or discussed publicly.