Justice Barrett on abortion precedent at 2020 confirmation hearing

By | December 4, 2021

Justice Barrett on abortion precedent at 2020 confirmation hearing

1 00:00:00,180 –> 00:00:05,730 >> You’re going on the biggest court of this land with a problem out 2 00:00:05,730 –> 00:00:12,120 there that all women see one way or another in their life and not 3 00:00:12,120 –> 00:00:17,370 all but certainly married women do and others too. And so the 4 00:00:17,370 –> 00:00:22,800 question comes what happens. And will this 5 00:00:22,800 –> 00:00:28,060 justice support a law that has substantial precedent now. 6 00:00:28,060 –> 00:00:33,040 Would you commit yourself on whether you would or would not. 7 00:00:33,060 –> 00:00:38,850 >> Senator what I would commit is that I will obey all the rules and starry decisis that 8 00:00:38,850 –> 00:00:44,610 if a question comes up before me about whether Casey or any other case should be overruled 9 00:00:44,610 –> 00:00:50,220 that I will follow the law. Starry decisis applying it as the Court has articulated it applying 10 00:00:50,220 –> 00:00:55,800 all the factors reliance workability being undermined by later 11 00:00:55,800 –> 00:00:59,110 facts and law just all the standard factors. 12 00:00:59,220 –> 00:01:04,950 >> And I promise to do that for any issue that comes up abortion or anything else. I’ll follow the law. 13 00:01:05,010 –> 00:01:11,630 >> Do you agree with Justice Scalia’s view that Roe was wrongly decided. 14 00:01:11,640 –> 00:01:17,220 >> Senator I completely understand why you are asking the question. But 15 00:01:17,220 –> 00:01:23,040 again I can’t Precrime it or say yes I’m going in with some agenda 16 00:01:23,040 –> 00:01:28,690 because I’m not I don’t have any agenda. I’ve no agenda to try to overrule Casey. 17 00:01:28,690 –> 00:01:33,030 I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.