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Samuel Alito on VoteMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Aggressive line of attack against Roe: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Was against Roe in 1985, but a lot has happened since then: Opposes topic 1
Roe v Wade is important precedent but not settled law: Opposes topic 1
Respect for precedent implies not overturning Roe v Wade: Favors topic 1
Defines ‘undue burden’ restrictively for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
States can require women seeking abortions to notify spouses: Opposes topic 1
Oppose publicly funded abortions for rape and incest victims: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Unconstitutional to ban partial-birth abortions: Favors topic 1
States can require notifying father before abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Racial profiling violates the 4th Amendment: Favors topic 2
I joined CAP to defend ROTC, not to keep out minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Supports one-person-one-vote within a deviation of 10%: Opposes topic 2
Employers must accommodate religious beliefs, within reason: Opposes topic 2
Beards are protected religious rights for employees: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sociological analysis insufficient to prove gender bias: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
1971: all private sexual acts between consenting adults ok: Favors topic 3
Derogatory speech about gays is part of free speech: Opposes topic 3
Anti-gay funeral pickets intend emotional distress: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Treat religious speech equally with secular speech: Favors topic 4
Supported free religious expression in kindergartens: Favors topic 4
Government has a role in protecting traditional values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Taxpayers can't fight AZ tax credit for religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: sympathetic to labeling ObamaCare unconstitutional: Opposes topic 5
Federal government decides insurance issues, not states: Favors topic 5
Federal law pre-empts state laws on generic drug warning: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Disability benefits apply if job category dissapears: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
EPA enforcement gives no recourse to homeowners: Favors topic 8
Required proof that pollution from companies damaged water: Favors topic 8
Clean Water Act does not apply to wetlands: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Overruled by Supreme Court on death penalty adequate counsel: Favors topic 9
Ineffective counsel not grounds to overturn death sentence: Strongly Favors topic 9
Ok to jail husband indefinitely until divorce judgment paid: Favors topic 9
Recanting perjury not enough to overturn perjury conviction: Favors topic 9
Live witness not required for all scientific testing: Strongly Favors topic 9
International Court not grounds for stay of execution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Congress has no authority to curb the sale of machine guns: Strongly 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)
Bundling goods to large purchasers is not monopolistic: Opposes topic 11
Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted against immigrants because Congress set law that way: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted against immigrants because Congress set law that way: Opposes topic 12
Asylum only ok for facing forced abortion, if married: Opposes topic 12
Asylum ok when home country forces birth control: Favors topic 12
Asylum ok for persecuted Christians facing forced abortion: Favors topic 12
AZ may revoke licenses for hiring unauthorized aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vienna Convention treaty not binding on US courts: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
President does not have a blank check in time of war: Opposes topic 15
Government role in providing for a strong defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
"Simply not true" that companies will bankroll campaigns: 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)
Don’t look to foreign law for civil rights interpretation: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Citizens can only sue under CWA if they suffered injury: Opposes topic 18
Ruling on standing is not ruling against the environment: Opposes topic 18
States can't request EPA to regulate CO2 greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Federal statutes displace federal common law on CO2: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sentences should stand despite crack-vs.-powder rule change: 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)

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John Roberts
Antonin Scalia
Sonia Sotomayor
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Former Justices:
David Souter
Sandra Day O'Connor
William Rehnquist
John Paul Stevens

Party Platforms:
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About Samuel Alito:
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Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
School Choice
Social Security
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Page last updated: Jun 25, 2015