Candidate Profile
David Wecht

Democrat , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
David Wecht
Party
Democrat
Race
Supreme Court Justice
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Others

10
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Americans for Democratic Action, Senator Robert Casey, International Association of Fire Fighters, Keystone Progress PAC, National Organization for Women and 4 more

Reported by Candidate

1
PA Bar Association ("Highly Recommended")

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, State Democratic Party Organizations, Young Democrats of America
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
41
Amalgamated Transit Union, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Teachers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Committee For A Better Tomorrow and 35 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

E-mail address for voters to reach you (for publication)

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Phone number for voters to reach you (for publication)

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If you are currently a judge, were you appointed or elected to that position?

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There are times when American judges should alter U.S. case law in order to comply with foreign case law.

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

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Which of the following U.S. presidents best reflects your political philosophy?

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In which partisan primary election did you most recently vote (e.g. Democratic, Republican, etc.)?

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If you have ever been a licensed attorney, what is or was the nature of your practice? (e.g., prosecutor, public defender, private practice, etc.) If in private practice, please specify the general area of practice such as criminal defense, family, contracts, property, environmental, etc.

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The U.S. Constitution is a living document that should be re-interpreted rather than adhering to the original intent.

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Our state Constitution permits the display of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms.

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

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The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Background

Education
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.A., 1984
  • The Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, J.D., 1987
Work & Military
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Law Clerk (Hon. George MacKinnon), 1987-1988
Affiliations
  • Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL), Board of Directors (2013 - Present)
  • The Pennsylvania Society, Member (2013 - Present)
  • The American Law Institute, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Adjunct Professor (1997 - Present)
  • University of Pittsburgh (GSPIA), Adjunct Professor (2010 - Present)
  • Allegheny Co. Bar Association, Member / Volunteer / Panelist (1993 - Present)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Amen Corner, Board of Governors (2002 - 2005)
Offices
  • Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Held 2012 - Present
  • Judge of the Court of Common of Pleas (5th Distr.), Held 2003 - 2011
  • Judge of the Superior Court, Sought 2003
 

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