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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on VoteMatch



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists: Favors topic 1
Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health: Favors topic 1
Government should fund abortion and childbirth equally: Strongly Favors topic 1
Boldness of Roe prolongs divisiveness; state-by-state better: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
WWII "war against racism" fought by segregated troops?: Favors topic 2
Let women sue for gender discrimination without time limits: Strongly Favors topic 2
Military spousal support should be equal by gender: Favors topic 2
All-male military schools like VMI must admit women: Favors topic 2
Race-based college preference ok only if individualized: Strongly Favors topic 2
Military men must get accustomed to commands from women: Strongly Favors topic 2
College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Air Force discharging pregnant women is sex discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Women under-represented as managers enough for gender bias: Strongly Favors topic 2
Hate crime sentencing without a jury is unconstitutional: Opposes topic 2
Let rape victims sue alleged attackers as gender-bias crime: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
No job discrimination for transgender status: Strongly Favors topic 3
Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage: Favors topic 3
Overturn DOMA; equal protection for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
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
1st Amendment protects church's anti-gay funeral pickets: Opposes topic 3
State laws can protect gay rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Boy Scouts should be required to accept gay scoutmasters: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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States can fund private schools but not parochial schools: Opposes topic 4
Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Paying taxes sufficient to oppose religious tax credits: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Concurred on allowing federal ObamaCare subsidies: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare's mandate is constitutional under Commerce Clause: Strongly Favors topic 5
Cutting federal Medicaid funds hurts recipients, not states: Favors topic 5
Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules: Strongly Favors topic 5
States have authority to protect patient rights: Strongly Favors topic 5
States decide insurance issues, not federal government: Neutral on topic 5
Congress did not intend disparate result on generic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Worked at Social Security office and bent the rules: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Parochial school vouchers violate church-state separation: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Disallow taxpayer funding for parochial school materials: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Migratory birds should extend CWA to isolated waters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Eminent domain applies to public economic development: Opposes topic 8
Clean Water Act applies to tributaries & wetlands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
OK to sue polluters for past pollution: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Scientific testing requires live testimony in criminal cases: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Delay executions if asked by International Court of Justice: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Fleeing police is not in itself sufficient to allow search: Opposes topic 9
No death penalty without considering mitigating evidence: Opposes topic 9
Can't lengthen prison sentences retroactively: Opposes topic 9
Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights: Opposes topic 9
Life-sentence alternative should affect death sentence: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Congress can regulate guns in school under Commerce clause: Opposes topic 10
Right to gun ownership is collective, not individual: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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OK to collect sales tax on out-of-state Internet purchases: Favors topic 11
States can tax out-of-state earnings, even if taxed there: Strongly Favors topic 11
Discriminatory fuel sales tax on railroads ok: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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DACA protect childhood immigrants from deportation: Strongly Favors topic 12
6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
No automatic deportation for aliens convicted of crimes: Strongly Favors topic 12
Award back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing: Strongly Favors topic 12
INS may not hold deportation suspects indefinitely: Favors topic 12
AZ law intrudes on federal immigration policy & civil rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Sovereign immunity only applies to foreign-owned companies: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it: Favors topic 14
Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers: Strongly Favors topic 14
Guantanamo detainees allowed habeas writ in US courts: Opposes topic 14
Treaty giving individual rights should bind US courts: No opin. on topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Allow curbside voting & loosen rules during pandemic: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voting Rights Act still needed to prevent discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 16
A voice to every voter undiluted by race: Strongly Favors topic 16
Corporate political spending is not protected free speech: Favors topic 16
Campaign finance reform should level candidate playing field: Strongly Favors topic 16
Corporate speech can be restricted but not banned: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public campaign finance can fund based on opponent spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Greenhouse gas policy should be decided by EPA, not courts: Favors topic 18
Full disclosure needed by Cheney energy task force: Strongly Favors topic 18
States can request that EPA regulate CO2 greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Clean Air Act displaced federal common law on CO2 emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend CWA restrictions to isolated water bodies: Favors 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
Sentencing rules change allows crack sentence reductions: 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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Former Justices:
Merrick Garland(nominated 2016)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg(deceasd 2020)
Anthony Kennedy(retired 2018)
Sandra Day O'Connor
William Rehnquist
Antonin Scalia
David Souter
John Paul Stevens

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About Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
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Page last updated: Mar 20, 2022