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Sonia Sotomayor on VoteMatch

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Government may spend public funds on its abortion position: Favors topic 1
Rejected abortion rights challenge to Mexico City Policy: Opposes topic 1
Precedents must be given deference in any situation: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I'm an "affirmative action baby" at Princeton & Yale: Strongly Favors topic 2
In some situations, race in some form must be considered: Favors topic 2
Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Anonymous offensive speech by off-duty cops is protected: Opposes topic 3
School policies on grade transfers must be race-neutral: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sexual harassment counts as a hostile work environment: Favors topic 3
1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Insurers must pay benefits even when sued by beneficiary: Favors topic 5
Ok to collect health benefits from 2 sources for same injury: Strongly Favors topic 5
Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Often supports local school districts in her rulings: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
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Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Denying vote to convicted felon violates civil rights law: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Government is responsible for abuses in private prisons: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is constitutional under certain situations: Favors topic 9
Some documents may be allowed without testimony: Opposes topic 9
Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
2009: supported individual right; 2010: opposed it: Strongly Opposes topic 10
States may restrict weapons; Heller only applies to feds: Strongly Opposes topic 10
The Second Amendment gives an individual right to bear arms: Favors topic 10
Many factors influence Congress's powers on gun control: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Some trust fees should be only partly tax deductible: Favors topic 11
Railroads can sue for tax exemptions on other diesel users: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
OpEd: personal story is a classic immigrant struggle: Favors topic 12
AZ law obstructs uniformity in immigration enforcement: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
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No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce crack sentences to follow powder-vs.-crack changes: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Other Justices' VoteMatch: Sonia Sotomayor 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 Sonia Sotomayor:
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Abortion
Budget/Economy
China
Civil Rights
Crime
Defense
Drugs
Education
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Immigration
Labor
Principles
School Choice
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

Page last updated: Sep 20, 2014