Candidate Profile
Maureen O'Connor

Republican, Ohio

Biography

Name
Maureen O'Connor
Party
Republican
Race
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Incumbent
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Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

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Which current justice on 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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The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

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George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.

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Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

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

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

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

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The U.S. Constitution and my state constitution should be interpreted as living documents, rather than use a strict constructionist or originalist philosophy.

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In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges allowing members of the same sex to marry, which justice’s opinion in that case most closely approximates your understanding of marriage?

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

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Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

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