Candidate Profile
Scott Walker

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Scott Walker
Party
Republican
Race
Judge, Court of Crim. Appeals, Place 5
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Questionnaire

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

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

Strongly Agree

Which current justice on the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Scalia

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

Reagan

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

God, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court.

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

Man is inherently sinful. That is why we need a system of checks and balances in our government.

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

Legislative history is helpful to determine the original intent when statutes possess ambiguities.

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?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, . . .

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

Republican

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

Strongly Disagree

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?

Justice Thomas

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus died and was resurrected to pay the price for all sin. We are saved by grace through faith. This happens when one surrenders to the Lordship of Christ. Christians will go to Heaven at death or at the rapture. While it is true that Christians have been justified at the time of conversion, we are admonished through scripture to strive to be as much like Christ as possible. I also believe that the Bible is the Holy and Inspired Word of God, and that every word of the Bible is true.

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

Very Conservative

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

I have never voted in a Democratic Primary.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

scott@lawyerwalker.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I strongly believe that the judiciary should not legislate from the bench. The judiciary should always up-hold existing law and interpret any law that may be ambiguous, but never attempt to change the law.


Background

Education
  • Baylor Law School, Waco, Doctorate, 1997
  • Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Bachelor, 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • The Oaks Fellowship, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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