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Sandra Day O`Connor on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
2000: Overturn state ban on partial-birth abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Regulating abortion ok, but no "undue burden": Favors topic 1
By rule of stare decisis, we uphold Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Constitutional analysis of Roe: abortion is a right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Uphold Roe v. Wade: woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
In 25 years, racial preferences will no longer be needed: Strongly Favors topic 2
All-male military schools like VMI must admit women: Favors topic 2
Hate crimes should allow racial intent to affect sentencing: Favors topic 2
Rape victims cannot sue their alleged attackers: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 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
State laws can protect gay rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters: Opposes topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Ok to mention God in banners in public schools: Favors topic 4
State endorsing religion as bad as establishing religion: Opposes topic 4
Mitchell case:No government money to religious organizations: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools: Opposes topic 5
States have authority to protect patient rights: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Federal aid to parochial schools is OK: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers needed for failing urban public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Limited public funding OK for parochial school materials: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
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Migratory birds don't extend CWA to isolated waters: Strongly Favors topic 8
Eminent domain should not take from poor to give to rich: Favors topic 8
OK to sue polluters for past pollution: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
8th amendment does not forbid death penalty for minors: Favors topic 9
Questions whether death penalty is fairly administered: Opposes topic 9
Fleeing the police is reasonable grounds for a search: Favors topic 9
Death penalty OK if no mitigating evidence: Favors topic 9
OK to lengthen prison sentences retroactively: Favors topic 9
Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights: Opposes topic 9
Life-sentence alternative doesn't affect death sentence: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Automatic deportation for aliens convicted of some crimes: Opposes topic 12
No back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing: Strongly Opposes topic 12
INS may hold suspects for deportation, but habeas applies: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sovereign immunity applies to foreign-controlled companies: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers: Strongly Favors topic 14
Guantanamo detainees allowed habeas writ in US courts: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let courts decide what's secret in Cheney energy task force: Opposes topic 18
Limit CWA restrictions to navigable waterways: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana: 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
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Other Justices' VoteMatch: Sandra Day O`Connor 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 Sandra Day O`Connor:
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
School Choice
Social Security
Tax Reform
War & Peace

Page last updated: Jun 25, 2015