The Supreme Court justices lied under oath when they said they wouldn't overturn the abortion law, but none of them were confirmed.

Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch

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Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority's opinion, declined to say in his 2006 hearing that the case was "settled law", but refused to classify it as something that can't be re-examined.

In his 1991 hearing, Justice Clarence Thomas said he had no reason to prejudge the issue or to rule one way or the other on the issue of abortion.

Supreme Court worthy as treatment of precedent like any other, and said precedent means the court "moves forward" after it decides a case, but did not say

Supreme Court justices don't get to pick and choose which Supreme Court precedents they follow and that's why he follows all of them.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett said in 2020 that she didn't think it was a good idea to overrule the Supreme Court's decision on abortion.

If abortion cases came before her, she would follow the law of stare decisis and respect court precedents.

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Legal experts say it is unlikely that the justices have lied under oath. Northeastern University law professor Dan Urman told the university's newspaper that they were prepared to overturn the court's decision. It doesn't have any significance beyond that.

Crucial Quote

During his hearing, he said that he understood the importance of the decision to abortion. I don't reside in a bubble. I'm aware. I live in the present day.

Chief Critic

She believes the Supreme Court justices should be investigated for perjury if they did, and that it is an impeachable offense. If we allow Supreme Court nominees to lie under oath in order to get lifetime appointments to the highest court of the land, we must see that through. There needs to be consequences for a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions.

Surprising Fact

Supreme Court justices can be impeached and removed from office, but only one, Samuel Chase, has ever been impeached. The justice was acquitted by the Senate after he was impeached.

Key Background

After decades of precedent, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion on Friday. Chief Justice John Roberts disagreed with the court's decision to overturn the law that allowed abortions until the fetus was viable. The decision, which has led to a wave of state-level abortion bans, has prompted new scrutiny on what the two Supreme Court justices said about the case when they were being confirmed. After the ruling, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) said they were surprised and disappointed by how the justices ruled. Collins said the justices' votes were inconsistent with what they had told her during their confirmation. According to the New York Times, during his meeting with Collins, he emphasized his respect for precedent and said he would uphold the law.

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