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Merrick Garland on Abortion
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  • Record on abortion rights entirely blank. (Mar 2016)
Merrick Garland on Budget & Economy
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Merrick Garland on Civil Rights
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  • Spotty record on supporting LGBT protests and free speech. (Mar 2016)
  • Let civil rights plaintiffs receive appropriate day in Court. (Apr 2010)
Merrick Garland on Corporations
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Merrick Garland on Crime
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  • Prosecuted terrorism as Justice Department official. (Apr 2010)
  • Oversaw death penalty prosecution for Oklahoma City bombers. (Apr 2010)
Merrick Garland on Drugs
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  • Let DEA decide whether marijuana has any medical benefits. (Mar 2016)
Merrick Garland on Education
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Merrick Garland on Energy & Oil
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Merrick Garland on Environment
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  • Supports EPA's anti-haze regulations. (Apr 2010)
Merrick Garland on Families & Children
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Merrick Garland on Foreign Policy
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Merrick Garland on Free Trade
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Merrick Garland on Government Reform
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  • Preference for open & transparent government, like FOIA. (Apr 2010)
Merrick Garland on Gun Control
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Merrick Garland on Health Care
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Merrick Garland on Homeland Security
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  • Investigated domestic terrorism: Unabomber and OK City. (Mar 2016)
  • Let Abu Ghraib torture victims sue their torturers. (Jun 2011)
  • Release non-enemy combatants from Guantanamo prison. (Jun 2008)
Merrick Garland on Immigration
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Merrick Garland on Jobs
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  • Regulatory agency decides worker safety issues, not Congress. (Aug 2018)
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Merrick Garland on Social Security
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Merrick Garland on Tax Reform
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Merrick Garland on Technology
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Merrick Garland on War & Peace
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Merrick Garland on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
Record on abortion rights entirely blank: Neutral on topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Let civil rights plaintiffs receive appropriate day in Court: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Spotty record on supporting LGBT protests and free speech: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Regulatory agency decides worker safety issues, not Congress: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports EPA's anti-haze regulations: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prosecuted terrorism as Justice Department official: Favors topic 9
Oversaw death penalty prosecution for Oklahoma City bombers: Strongly Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Abu Ghraib torture victims sue their torturers: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Preference for open & transparent government, like FOIA: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Let DEA decide whether marijuana has any medical benefits: 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)

Merrick Garland is a Centrist.
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