Candidate Profile
Lucy Inman

Democrat , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Lucy Inman
Party
Democrat
Race
Supreme Court Justice, Seat 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

7
Equality North Carolina, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) PAC, North Carolina AFL-CIO, North Carolina Association of Educators, Peoples Alliance PAC, Replacements Ltd PAC, Sierra Club North Carolina

Others

1
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Hope Holding Connell (2014), James Cain (2014)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Democratic Women's Groups (2019), Hillary Clinton (2008), Jane Whilden (2008), Josh Stein (2008), Lillian's List of North Carolina (2007), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2019) and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
17
David Price (2014), Democratic Women's Groups (2020), Don Vaughan (2019), Floyd McKissick, Jr. (2020), G.K. Butterfield (2020), J. Adam Abram (2020) and 11 more

Summary

93%

LIBERAL

7%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

On September 18, 2020 (the day of RBG’s death), Judge Inman tweeted: “Heartbreaking loss. Immeasurable legacy.”

On March 15, 2020, Judge Inman posted on Facebook: “Happy Birthday to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a lion of the law and inspiration worldwide!”

In Cooper v. Berger (2019), Judge Inman wrote a decision for the Court of Appeals: “Roy A. Cooper, III, the Governor of North Carolina, appeals from an order and judgment dismissing his claim challenging the General Assembly’s appropriation of federal block grant funds awarded to the State in a manner inconsistent with the Governor’s recommended budget. The Governor contends the federal funds are not within the General Assembly’s constitutional authority to control, and that the General Assembly has interfered with the Governor’s constitutional duty to faithfully execute the law… we hold that the block grant funds are, despite their source in the federal government, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly.”

Questionnaire

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

Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings or court houses.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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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Qualifications

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

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Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

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What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

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In what areas of law have you practiced?

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Judicial Philosophy

The U.S. Constitution and my state constitution should be interpreted as living documents, rather than using a strict constructionist or originalist approach in judicial decisions.

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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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I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

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There should be more than nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

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Which U.S. president serving after 1960 best reflects your political philosophy?

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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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Background

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