Candidate Profile
Gina Benavides

Democrat , Texas

Biography

Name
Gina Benavides
Party
Democrat
Race
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

3
Stonewall Democrats of Denton County, Stonewall Democrats San Antonio, Texas AFL-CIO COPE

Reported by Candidate

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Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Annies List PAC, Democratic Women's Groups, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Stonewall Democrats
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
Amber Mostyn, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Battleground Texas, Democratic Women's Groups, John Steven Mostyn, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations and 3 more

Summary

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

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2. The U.S. Constitution is a living document and should be interpreted according to the circumstances of each generation.

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3. Foreign laws should be used in American courts even where those laws conflict with constitutional rights.

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4. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

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5. Which current Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

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6. Which U.S. president elected to that office in 1960 or thereafter best reflects your political philosophy?

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7. Which U.S. Supreme Court decision do you think has most impacted society? Please explain your answer.

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8. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

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9. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

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10. Please give an example of a judicial decision where strict constructionist policy was violated. Explain.

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11. What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?

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12. What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?

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13. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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