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Witcover: Trump applies for an insurance policy on the Supreme Court

Witcover: Trump applies for an insurance policy on the Supreme Court

President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is viewed by many as a step toward throwing out Roe v. Wade, the ruling that protects a women's right to have an abortion. But it may also be a gambit to challenge the concept that no sitting president is above the law.

In a 2009 paper written in the Minnesota Law Review, Mr. Kavanaugh as a former member of the George W. Bush White House argued that the president "should be able to face his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible. The country wants the president to be 'one of us' who has the same responsibilities of citizenship."

Then he added: "But I believe the...

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