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William Rehnquist on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
In minority on 7-2 vote on Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided & should be overturned: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
1971: Dedicated to free society, not integrated society: Strongly Opposes 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
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Coloradans entitled to be hostile toward homosexual conduct: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Coloradans entitled to be hostile toward homosexual conduct: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don't recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Don't recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Legal sodomy leads to legal incest, adultery, & bestiality: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State laws should not protect gay rights: Opposes topic 3
Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
"Separation of church and state" is metaphor & bad history: Strongly Favors topic 4
Court is conscience in constitutional sense, not moral sense: Neutral on topic 4
Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools: Opposes topic 5
States have no authority to protect patient rights: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
School vouchers are neutral with respect to religion: Strongly Favors topic 7
School vouchers are neutral with respect to religion: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok if neutral with respect to religion: Favors topic 7
Taxpayer funding OK for parochial school materials: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
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)
Fleeing the police is reasonable grounds for a search: Favors topic 9
Shorten time between sentencing and executions: Strongly 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
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Can't use Commerce Clause to criminalize guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing: Strongly Opposes topic 12
INS may hold deportation suspects without bail: Strongly Opposes 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
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers: Strongly Favors topic 14
No statute gives habeas review for non-citizens outside US: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support executive-branch power in foreign & military affairs: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
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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
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
No tactile inspection by police for drugs: Opposes topic 19
Roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs are OK: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Other Justices' VoteMatch: William Rehnquist 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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Page last updated: Mar 18, 2014