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During Brett Kavanaugh’s 2018 Senate confirmation hearing for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked the then-D.C. circuit judge whether Roe v. Wade “can be overturned.” “It is settled as precedent,” Kavanaugh responded, and “has been reaffirmed many times over the years, as you know.” He didn’t answer the question, but he seemed to affirm the lasting power of previous court decisions.