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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

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Supreme Court decisions 2000-2009


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Sonia Sotomayor: Government may spend public funds on its abortion position.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Precedents must be given deference in any situation.
    Anthony Kennedy: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    Antonin Scalia: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    Clarence Thomas: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    David Souter: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    John Paul Stevens: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Authored ruling restricting parental notification laws.
    Stephen Breyer: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
    John Roberts: Roe v. Wade is more than settled as precedent.
    Jon Kyl: Nominees should not reveal pre-determined positions on Roe.
    Lindsey Graham: Ginsburg would get rejected today for outspokenness on Roe.
    Richard Durbin: Troubled that Alito 1985 memo shows closed mind on abortion.
    Richard Durbin: Doesn’t condemn converts to pro-choice, since he did.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Government should fund abortion and childbirth equally.
    Samuel Alito: Stare decisis is first step; then an open mind on abortion.
    Samuel Alito: Was against Roe in 1985, but a lot has happened since then.
    Samuel Alito: Roe v Wade is important precedent but not settled law.
    Harriet Miers: Fought ABA endorsement of Roe v. Wade.
Civil Rights
    Sonia Sotomayor: In some situations, race in some form must be considered.
    Mike DeWine: Disturbed by “free speech zones” in public arena.
    Sam Brownback: Robustly religious public square better than naked square.
    Samuel Alito: Overturning separate-but-equal OK despite 60-year precedent.
    Samuel Alito: Treat religious speech equally with secular speech.
    Samuel Alito: Racial profiling violates the 4th Amendment.
    Samuel Alito: I joined CAP to defend ROTC, not to keep out minorities.
    Ted Kennedy: Alito joined CAP when CAP’s racism was in the news.
    Samuel Alito: Privacy is a question of interpretation of the Constitution.
    Samuel Alito: The Constitution protects a right to privacy.
    Samuel Alito: The President has to comply with statutes that are passed.
    Harriet Miers: Supported racial and gender set-asides as head of Texas Bar.
    Harriet Miers: Poor, elderly, and disabled are under-represented.
    Harriet Miers: Pledged to be ‘inclusive of women and minorities’.
    Harriet Miers: Recommended legalization of gay adoption.
Corporations
    Samuel Alito: Bundling goods to large purchasers is not monopolistic.
Crime
    Sonia Sotomayor: Death penalty is constitutional under certain situations.
    Russell Feingold: Death penalty defendants often don’t get adequate counsel.
    Russell Feingold: Alito votes more pro-death penalty than most GOP judges.
    Samuel Alito: Overruled by Supreme Court on death penalty adequate counsel.
    Samuel Alito: Congress limits judicial review of death penalty cases.
Education
    Sam Brownback: Stare decisis would have upheld separate-but-equal.
    Antonin Scalia: Race-based college preference should be done, after 25 years.
    Clarence Thomas: Race-based college preference should be done, after 25 years.
    David Souter: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
    John Paul Stevens: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Race-based college preference ok if individualized.
    Stephen Breyer: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
    William Rehnquist: Any race-based college preference is unconstitutional.
    Anthony Kennedy: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
    Antonin Scalia: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
    Clarence Thomas: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
    David Souter: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
    John Paul Stevens: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
    Stephen Breyer: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
    William Rehnquist: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Environment
    Sonia Sotomayor: Government taking to develop a blighted area was appropriate.
    Dianne Feinstein: Citizens need standing to sue under Clean Water Act.
    Samuel Alito: Citizens can only sue under CWA if they suffered injury.
    Samuel Alito: Ruling on standing is not ruling against the environment.
Foreign Policy
    Tom Coburn: Justices citing foreign law is bad behavior.
    Samuel Alito: Don’t look to foreign law for civil rights interpretation.
    Harriet Miers: Recommended establishment of an International Criminal Court.
Government Reform
    Sonia Sotomayor: The president can veto laws but not make them.
    Samuel Alito: Over-reaching by Court undermines respect for law.
    Samuel Alito: No one is above the law and no one is beneath the law.
    Samuel Alito: Supports one-person-one-vote within a deviation of 10%.
    Samuel Alito: Supports stare decisis--following prior precedents.
    Samuel Alito: Executive power issues are not often resolved by the court.
    Samuel Alito: Constitution is a living thing, with unchanging principles.
    Arlen Specter: Nominees only answer as many questions as they have to.
    Patrick Leahy: Justices should effectively check government overreaching.
    Richard Durbin: Justices should not restrict our rights and freedoms.
    Harriet Miers: Judicial activism can result from courts acting pre-maturely.
    Harriet Miers: Calls for more volunteer legal aid work.
Gun Control
    Sonia Sotomayor: The Second Amendment gives an individual right to bear arms.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Many factors influence Congress's powers on gun control.
Health Care
    Samuel Alito: Ok to refuse medical treatment; but assisted suicide not ok.
Homeland Security
    Patrick Leahy: Bush thinks anti-torture statue doesn’t apply to him.
    Samuel Alito: President can be challenged for not following Congress’ laws.
    Samuel Alito: Government needs to justify domestic spying.
    Ted Kennedy: All-powerful executive branch is genuinely troubling.
Immigration
    Samuel Alito: Voted against immigrants because Congress set law that way.
Jobs
    Sonia Sotomayor: The Supreme Court's Ricci decision set a new standard.
Principles & Values
    Arlen Specter: Senate speaks to entire Supreme Court during hearings.
    Charles Schumer: Alito responds, but doesn’t really answer questions.
    Samuel Alito: Pledge of recusal does not last for 12 years.
    Samuel Alito: Constitution doesn’t change but the factual situations do.
    Samuel Alito: All the courts should be insulated from public opinion.
    Charles Schumer: Nominees must prove they’re not extreme.
    John Cornyn: Justices should respect law, not impose political agendas.
    Samuel Alito: 1960s Princeton: “privileged people behaving irresponsibly”.
    Samuel Alito: Good judges can change their minds during a case.
    Samuel Alito: Attorneys want results; judges want only the rule of law.
    Samuel Alito: Pledges to administer justice without respect to persons.
    Harriet Miers: Reconsideration under appropriate circumstances is essential.
    Harriet Miers: First woman president of Texas Bar.
    Harriet Miers: No publications in constitutional law, unlike Roberts.
    Harriet Miers: Conservative Democrat in 1980s.
    Harriet Miers: Low-key but high-precision style.
    Harriet Miers: Served one term on Dallas City Council and then bowed out.
    John Roberts: Positions a lawyer presents don’t have to be his own beliefs.
    John Roberts: There are certain areas where literalism doesn’t work.
    John Roberts: There is a right answer in every court case.
    Anthony Kennedy: Bush v. Gore: can't recount votes fairly across counties.
    Antonin Scalia: Bush v. Gore: leave recount process to Florida.
    Clarence Thomas: Bush v. Gore: leave recount process to Florida.
    David Souter: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
    John Paul Stevens: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Bush v. Gore: can't recount votes fairly across counties.
    Stephen Breyer: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
    William Rehnquist: Bush v. Gore: leave recount process to Florida.
Social Security
    Samuel Alito: Disability benefits apply if job category dissapears.
Technology
    Arlen Specter: Supreme Court proceedings should be televised.
    Samuel Alito: Voted to televise 3rd Circuit court.
War & Peace
    Samuel Alito: President does not have a blank check in time of war.
Welfare & Poverty
    Samuel Alito: Eminent domain affects emotions, not just money.


The above quotations are from Supreme Court decisions 2000-2009.

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