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Pressed on Roe, Roberts cites respect for precedent

Avoids firm stance, backs right of privacy

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / September 14, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. said yesterday that he believes the Constitution encompasses a fundamental right to privacy -- the underpinning principle of the Roe v. Wade decision establishing a right to abortion -- and said that if he's confirmed as the nation's chief justice, he would tread carefully when considering reversing cases like Roe that ... (Full article: 1144 words)

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