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Elena Kagan on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Compromise on abortion if core rights & exceptions upheld: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No reverse discrimination unless justified by other reasons: Favors topic 2
1998: Don't justify all-girl school by making all-boy school: Favors topic 2
Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose don't-ask-don't-tell but defend it as current law: Favors topic 3
2003: Opposed military excluding gays from military service: Favors topic 3
Defend Defense of Marriage Act, since it is the law: Opposes topic 3
OpEd: Conservatives see Kagan as sure vote for gay rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
2000: Limited public aid to parochial schools is ok: Favors topic 4
Grants to religious organizations ok for family services: Favors topic 4
Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Uninsured engage in commerce by raising others' premiums: Strongly Favors topic 5
Helped plan legal defense of ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Broad Congressional power for commerce, like ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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2009: education services ok in private schools: Favors topic 7
No Child Left Behind law is not an unfunded mandate: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Established environmental law program at Harvard: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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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
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let deported immigrants appeal based on bad legal advice: Favors topic 12
Let deported immigrants appeal based on administrative error: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military plays vital role in well-being of the country: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Aggressive advocate for campaign finance reform: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Let citizens sue for harm caused by global warming: Favors topic 18
Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Other Justices' VoteMatch: Elena Kagan 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

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About Elena Kagan:
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