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Antonin Scalia on VoteMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Since Framers didn't allow abortion, the issue is settled: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes Roe v. Wade despite stare decisis precedent: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Leave abortion to states; Court should get out of this area: Opposes topic 1
Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided & should be overturned: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
All-male military schools like VMI should stay all-male: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Limit employer liability for sexual harassment by employees: Opposes topic 2
Employee must prove negligence to sue city for harassment: Opposes topic 2
Sociological analysis insufficient to prove gender bias: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Hate crimes must be separate crimes, not just for sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rape victims cannot sue their alleged attackers: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fear the judicial imposition of homosexual marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Coloradans entitled to be hostile toward homosexual conduct: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposed banning homosexual sodomy laws: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don't recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don't recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposing homosexuality not as reprehensible as racial bias: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Legal sodomy leads to legal incest, adultery, & bestiality: Strongly Opposes topic 3
1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets: Opposes topic 3
State laws should not protect gay rights: Opposes topic 3
Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Founders engaged in explicitly religious official acts: Strongly Favors topic 4
Unconstitutional to deny scholarships to divinity students: Strongly Favors topic 4
Paying taxes insufficient to oppose religious or any credits: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: sympathetic to labeling ObamaCare unconstitutional: Opposes topic 5
OpEd: Commerce regulation beliefs indicate ObamaCare support: Favors topic 5
States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools: Opposes topic 5
States have no authority to protect patient rights: Strongly Opposes topic 5
States decide insurance issues, not federal government: Neutral on 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
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
"Navigable waters" should have permanent surface connection: Strongly Favors topic 8
Migratory birds don't extend CWA to isolated waters: Strongly Favors topic 8
Eminent domain should not take from poor to give to rich: Favors topic 8
Clean Water Act does not apply to wetlands: Strongly Favors topic 8
Can't sue polluters after they stop polluting: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases: Strongly Opposes 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
Shorten time between sentencing and executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
OK to lengthen prison sentences retroactively: Favors topic 9
Miranda rights can be overruled by Congress: Strongly Favors 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)
Felons may possess guns unless state explicitly prohibits it: Favors topic 10
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)
Protect private property from government regulations: Opposes topic 11
Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
AZ feels besieged by immigrants & feds unwilling to fix it: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing: Strongly Opposes topic 12
INS may hold suspects for deportation, but habeas applies: 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:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Foreign laws ought to be rejected out of hand: Strongly Favors topic 14
US must charge crimes or suspend habeas to hold citizen: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No statute gives habeas review for non-citizens outside US: Strongly Favors 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:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Candidates' political speech is at core of First Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Corporate political spending is free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Public campaign finance can't be based on opponent spending: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Broad discretionary authority for the president: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Don't lump all companies when evaluating carbon emissions: Opposes topic 18
No disclosure needed by Cheney energy task force: Strongly Opposes topic 18
EPA's Clean Air Act can regulate pollutants but not CO2: Opposes 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
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sentences should stand despite crack-vs.-powder rule change: Favors topic 19
Tactile inspection for drugs should be legal, like visual: Strongly Favors topic 19
Roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs are OK: Strongly Favors 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)

Other Justices' VoteMatch: Antonin Scalia on the issues:
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

Party Platforms:
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About Antonin Scalia:
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
School Choice
Social Security
Tax Reform
War & Peace

Page last updated: Jun 24, 2015