Amy Coney Barrett won't weigh in on Roe v. Wade

Amy Coney Barrett won't weigh in on Roe v. Wade


Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused Tuesday to weigh in on whether she agreed with the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent, arguing the case legalizing abortion nationally was wrongly decided.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, quizzed the nominee on her stance on Roe v. Wade, asking Judge Barrett if she agreed with her mentor, Scalia.

Judge Barrett said she could not weigh in on precedent that continues to be litigated due to being a sitting judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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“I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come,” she said.

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