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Sandra Day O`Connor on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Roe ruling definitively resolved abortion issue. (Mar 2012)
  • Liberty to define one's own concept of mystery of human life. (Mar 2012)
  • 2000: Overturn state ban on partial-birth abortion. (Oct 2002)
  • Regulating abortion ok, but no "undue burden". (Oct 2002)
  • By rule of stare decisis, we uphold Roe v. Wade. (Jun 1992)
  • Constitutional analysis of Roe: abortion is a right. (Jun 1992)
  • Uphold Roe v. Wade: woman's right to choose. (Jun 1992)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sandra Day O`Connor on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Dismantling minority structural barriers is matter of time. (Nov 2013)
  • In 25 years, racial preferences will no longer be needed. (Aug 2004)
  • Recognize GLBT as a constitutionally-protected class. (Dec 2003)
  • Treat religious free speech equally with other speech. (Oct 2002)
  • Disallow all sodomy laws against same-sex activity. (Jun 2003)
  • State laws can protect gay rights. (May 1996)
  • Hate crimes should allow racial intent to affect sentencing. (Jun 2000)
  • Uphold "Miranda", informing people being arrested of rights. (Jun 2000)
  • Boy Scouts may exclude gay scoutmasters. (Jun 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Corporations
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  • Beneficiaries of eminent domain should not be corporations. (Sep 2012)
  • Sovereign immunity applies to foreign-controlled companies. (Apr 2003)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Crime
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  • Government is not responsible for abuses in private prisons. (Jul 2009)
  • 8th amendment does not forbid death penalty for minors. (Mar 2005)
  • Questions whether death penalty is fairly administered. (Jul 2001)
  • Fleeing the police is reasonable grounds for a search. (Jan 2000)
  • Death penalty OK if no mitigating evidence. (Apr 2000)
  • OK to lengthen prison sentences retroactively. (Mar 2000)
  • Life-sentence alternative doesn't affect death sentence. (Jun 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Drugs
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  • Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana. (Nov 2004)
  • No tactile inspection by police for drugs. (Apr 2000)
  • No roadblocks with drug-sniffing dogs. (Nov 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Education
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  • Federal aid to parochial schools is OK. (Oct 2002)
  • Vouchers needed for failing urban public schools. (Jun 2002)
  • Ok to deny scholarships to divinity students. (Feb 2004)
  • Limited public funding OK for parochial school materials. (Jun 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Energy & Oil
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  • Let courts decide what's secret in Cheney energy task force. (Jun 2004)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Environment
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  • Kelo hangs specter of condemnation over all property. (Feb 2012)
  • Developers rights do not trump property rights. (Jun 2005)
  • Kelo decision sets bad precedent for takings. (Jun 2005)
  • Applies states rights to radioactive waste issues. (Jun 2001)
  • Migratory birds don't extend CWA to isolated waters. (Jan 2001)
  • Eminent domain should not take from poor to give to rich. (Jun 2005)
  • OK to sue polluters for past pollution. (Jan 2000)
  • Limit CWA restrictions to navigable waterways. (Jan 2001)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Families & Children
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  • Grandparents get no visitation rights unless parents agree. (Jun 2000)
  • Rape victims cannot sue their alleged attackers. (May 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Foreign Policy
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  • Lived in Germany for 3 years; discussed staying in Europe. (Nov 2006)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Free Trade
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Sandra Day O`Connor on Government Reform
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  • Federal-vs.-state issues are Court's most difficult cases. (Feb 2013)
  • 2000 Bush v. Gore: Florida court ignored Supreme Court. (Nov 2010)
  • Ethical restraints on advertising by lawyers. (Jul 2005)
  • Limit federal courts on state powers. (Dec 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Gun Control
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sandra Day O`Connor on Health Care
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  • States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools. (Jun 2001)
  • States have authority to protect patient rights. (Jun 2002)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Homeland Security
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  • Hamdi v. Rumsfeld: state of war doesn’t change rights. (Jan 2005)
  • All-male military schools like VMI must admit women. (Dec 2003)
  • Congress authorized detaining US citizens as enemy soldiers. (Jun 2004)
  • Guantanamo detainees allowed habeas writ in US courts. (Jun 2004)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Immigration
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  • 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants. (Jun 2001)
  • Automatic deportation for aliens convicted of some crimes. (Jun 2001)
  • INS may hold suspects for deportation, but habeas applies. (Apr 2003)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Jobs
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  • No back pay to illegal alien fired for union organizing. (Mar 2002)
  • Public agencies can make unilateral rules for comp time. (May 2000)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Principles & Values
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  • Ok to mention God in banners in public schools. (Jan 2012)
  • Served in Arizona as State Senator and trial judge. (Nov 2006)
  • State endorsing religion as bad as establishing religion. (Oct 2002)
Sandra Day O`Connor on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sandra Day O`Connor on Tax Reform
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Sandra Day O`Connor on Technology
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  • Newspapers may not electronically reprint without permission. (Aug 2009)
  • Congress can make laws restricting salacious "signal bleed". (Oct 2002)
Sandra Day O`Connor on War & Peace
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Sandra Day O`Connor on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Mitchell case:No government money to religious organizations. (Jun 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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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
(-3 points on Economic scale)
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
(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)
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:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-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)
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
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
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:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+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
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
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
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Sandra Day O`Connor is a Centrist.
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