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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Government should fund abortion and childbirth equally. (Jan 2006)
  • Itís a womanís body and a womanís choice. (Jul 1993)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Civil Rights
Click here for 8 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class. (Dec 2003)
  • Disallow all sodomy laws against same-sex activity. (Jun 2003)
  • 1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets. (Mar 2011)
  • Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias. (Jun 2011)
  • State laws can protect gay rights. (May 1996)
  • Hate crime sentencing without a jury is unconstitutional. (Jun 2000)
  • Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights. (Jun 2000)
  • Boy Scouts should be required to accept gay scoutmasters. (Jun 2000)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Sovereign immunity only applies to foreign-owned companies. (Apr 2003)
  • Ok to sue for corporate direct OR indirect negligence. (Jun 2011)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Crime
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  • Government is responsible for abuses in private prisons. (Jul 2009)
  • States have broad powers to limit jury awards. (Dec 2000)
  • Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases. (Jun 2011)
  • Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice. (Jul 2011)
  • Fleeing police is not in itself sufficient to allow search. (Jan 2000)
  • No death penalty without considering mitigating evidence. (Apr 2000)
  • Can't lengthen prison sentences retroactively. (Mar 2000)
  • Life-sentence alternative should affect death sentence. (Jun 2000)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana. (Nov 2004)
  • Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions. (Jun 2011)
  • No tactile inspection by police for drugs. (Apr 2000)
  • No roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs. (Nov 2000)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Parochial school vouchers violate church-state separation. (Jun 2002)
  • Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students. (Feb 2004)
  • Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits. (Apr 2011)
  • Disallow taxpayer funding for parochial school materials. (Jun 2000)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Greenhouse gas policy should be decided by EPA, not courts. (Jun 2011)
  • Full disclosure needed by Cheney energy task force. (Jun 2004)
  • Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions. (Jun 2011)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Congress, not EPA, determines when cost-benefit applies. (Jul 2009)
  • Migratory birds should extend CWA to isolated waters. (Jan 2001)
  • Eminent domain applies to public economic development. (Jun 2005)
  • Clean Water Act applies to tributaries & wetlands. (Jun 2006)
  • States can request that EPA regulate CO2 greenhouse gases. (Apr 2007)
  • OK to sue polluters for past pollution. (Jan 2000)
  • Extend CWA restrictions to isolated water bodies. (Jan 2001)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • 1st Amendment protects videogame violence as "speech". (Jun 2011)
  • Grandparents get no visitation rights unless parents agree. (Jun 2000)
  • Let rape victims sue alleged attackers as gender-bias crime. (May 2000)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Foreign Policy
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  • Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it. (Apr 2009)
  • Treaty giving individual rights should bind US courts. (Mar 2008)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Government Reform
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  • Constitution, and 4th amendment, must change over time. (Sep 2009)
  • Votes with liberal bloc against statesí rights. (Dec 2000)
  • Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending. (Jun 2011)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Gun Control
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  • Congress can regulate guns in school under Commerce clause. (Jan 1995)
  • Right to gun ownership is collective, not individual. (Jun 2008)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare is not a tax because it raises no revenue. (Feb 2013)
  • Cutting federal Medicaid funds hurts recipients, not states. (Oct 2011)
  • Waiting to decide on ObamaCare will provide better decision. (Feb 2011)
  • Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules. (Jun 2001)
  • States have authority to protect patient rights. (Jun 2002)
  • States decide insurance issues, not federal government. (Jun 2006)
  • Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs. (Jun 2011)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Homeland Security
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  • Torture, even under extreme need, makes us like our enemy. (Apr 2009)
  • Military spousal support should be equal by gender. (Apr 2005)
  • All-male military schools like VMI must admit women. (Dec 2003)
  • Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers. (Jun 2004)
  • Guantanamo detainees allowed habeas writ in US courts. (Jun 2004)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Immigration
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  • 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants. (Jun 2001)
  • No automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes. (Jun 2001)
  • INS may not hold deportation suspects indefinitely. (Apr 2003)
  • AZ law intrudes on federal immigration policy & civil rights. (May 2011)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Jobs
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  • Award back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing. (Mar 2002)
  • Employers must get employee agreement for comp time rules. (May 2000)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Principles & Values
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  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tax Reform
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  • Discriminatory fuel sales tax on railroads ok. (Feb 2011)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Technology
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  • Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission. (Aug 2009)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government should fund abortion and childbirth equally: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Military spousal support should be equal by gender: Favors topic 2
All-male military schools like VMI must admit women: Favors topic 2
Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias: Strongly Favors topic 2
Hate crime sentencing without a jury is unconstitutional: Opposes topic 2
Let rape victims sue alleged attackers as gender-bias crime: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: 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 should be required to accept gay scoutmasters: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students: Strongly Opposes 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)
Cutting federal Medicaid funds hurts recipients, not states: Favors topic 5
Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules: Strongly Favors topic 5
States have authority to protect patient rights: Strongly Favors topic 5
States decide insurance issues, not federal government: Neutral on topic 5
Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Parochial school vouchers violate church-state separation: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Disallow taxpayer funding for parochial school materials: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Migratory birds should extend CWA to isolated waters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Eminent domain applies to public economic development: Opposes topic 8
Clean Water Act applies to tributaries & wetlands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
OK to sue polluters for past pollution: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
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
Fleeing police is not in itself sufficient to allow search: Opposes topic 9
No death penalty without considering mitigating evidence: Opposes topic 9
Can't lengthen prison sentences retroactively: Opposes topic 9
Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights: Opposes topic 9
Life-sentence alternative should affect death sentence: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Congress can regulate guns in school under Commerce clause: Opposes topic 10
Right to gun ownership is collective, not individual: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Discriminatory fuel sales tax on railroads ok: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
No automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes: Strongly Favors topic 12
Award back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing: Strongly Favors topic 12
INS may not hold deportation suspects indefinitely: Favors topic 12
AZ law intrudes on federal immigration policy & civil rights: Strongly Favors 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)
Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it: Favors topic 14
Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers: Strongly Favors topic 14
Guantanamo detainees allowed habeas writ in US courts: Opposes topic 14
Treaty giving individual rights should bind US courts: No opin. on topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Greenhouse gas policy should be decided by EPA, not courts: Favors topic 18
Full disclosure needed by Cheney energy task force: Strongly Favors 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
Extend CWA restrictions to isolated water bodies: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana: Opposes topic 19
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)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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