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Anthony Kennedy on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
By rule of stare decisis, we uphold Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Constitutional analysis of Roe: abortion is a right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Uphold Roe v. Wade: woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
All-male military schools like VMI must admit women: Favors topic 2
Sociological analysis insufficient to prove gender bias: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Hate crimes should allow racial intent to affect sentencing: Favors topic 2
Rape victims cannot sue their alleged attackers: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Right to define one's own concept of existence, even if gay: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: Strongly Favors topic 3
Disallow all sodomy laws against same-sex activity: Favors topic 3
1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets: Opposes topic 3
State laws can protect gay rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Taxpayers can't fight AZ tax credit for religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare not ok under Commerce Clause, but ok as tax: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare should be justified by other Constitutional powers: Neutral on topic 5
States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools: Opposes topic 5
States have no authority to protect patient rights: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Federal government decides insurance issues, not states: Favors topic 5
Federal law pre-empts state laws on generic drug warning: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers ok if neutral with respect to religion: Favors topic 7
Taxpayer funding OK for parochial school materials: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
"Navigable waters" includes "significant nexus" to water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Migratory birds don't extend CWA to isolated waters: Strongly Favors topic 8
Eminent domain applies to social & economic development: Opposes topic 8
Clean Water Act applies only to navigable wetlands: Favors topic 8
OK to sue polluters for past pollution: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for rape is cruel & unusual punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
International opinion opposes juvenile death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Live witness not required for all scientific testing: Strongly Favors topic 9
International Court not grounds for stay of execution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Fleeing the police is reasonable grounds for a search: Favors topic 9
Death penalty OK if no mitigating evidence: Favors topic 9
OK to lengthen prison sentences retroactively: Favors topic 9
Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights: Opposes topic 9
Life-sentence alternative doesn't affect death sentence: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to gun ownership is individual, not collective: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
No automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes: Strongly Favors topic 12
No back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing: Strongly Opposes topic 12
INS may hold deportation suspects without bail: Strongly Opposes topic 12
AZ may revoke licenses for hiring unauthorized aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sovereign immunity only applies to foreign-owned companies: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Social scale)
Using foreign law is inevitable with an interconnected world: Opposes topic 14
Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers: Strongly Favors topic 14
Habeas writ for terrorists in indefinite custody: Opposes topic 14
Vienna Convention treaty not binding on US courts: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Public campaign finance can't be based on opponent spending: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Let courts decide what's secret in Cheney energy task force: Opposes topic 18
States can request that EPA regulate CO2 greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Limit CWA restrictions to navigable waterways: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions: Opposes topic 19
No tactile inspection by police for drugs: Opposes topic 19
No roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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Samuel Alito
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Stephen Breyer
Elena Kagan
Anthony Kennedy
John Roberts
Antonin Scalia
Sonia Sotomayor
Clarence Thomas

Former Justices:
David Souter
Sandra Day O'Connor
William Rehnquist
John Paul Stevens

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Page last updated: Mar 18, 2014