How Roe v. Wade may be challenged


Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett discussed Roe v. Wade at Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute in 2016.


Amy Coney Barrett told a Jacksonville University audience in 2016 the Supreme Court is unlikely to overturn a woman’s right to an abortion, the key holding of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

However, Barrett has written law review articles that outline arguments attorneys theoretically could use in trying to strike down that ruling and other precedents, though the writings are analyses that don’t urge specific action or say how she would decide specific cases. Among them: She cited legal experts who do not count Roe v. Wade among so-called “super precedents” — Supreme Court decisions that are so ingrained in American life that they can’t be overturned.

The potential for Barrett to join a 6-3 conservative majority that could erase the controversial, nearly 50-year-old ruling is

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