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When asked whether he would uphold the pre-existing conditions provision, Kavanaugh said that he would follow “nominee precedent” of not disclosing how he would rule on a specific case. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg)

As has been the case for all recent Supreme Court nominees in recent memory, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has steadfastly declined to provide many answers about how his rulings will affect hot-button issues.

In his third day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the nominee declined to answer questions about how he would rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Attorneys general from 20 states are currently asking a federal judge to strike down the ACA, arguing that the elimination of the individual mandate undermines the rest of the law. Most legal observers don’t expect the suit to succeed, although the judge hearing the case appeared to express sympathy for the argument.

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