October 2018

Women’s Reproductive Rights After Kavanaugh

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At the time of his confirmation hearing, now Justice Kavanaugh assured senators that Roe v. Wade[1]was “settled law,” as a precedent entitled to respect.[2]This was a self-evident “dodge.”[3]In fact, in 2003, he authored an email containing a draft opinion piece that supporters of one of President Bush’s conservative appeals court nominees hoped he could persuade anti-abortion women to submit under their names, in which he stated “I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since the Court can always overrule its precedent, and three current [...]