Candidate Profile
John Lopez IV

Non-Partisan , Arizona

Biography

Name
John Lopez IV
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
Supreme Court (retention of Lopez)
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Jeff Flake (2013), Mitt Romney (2013)

Summary

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Other Information

Justice Lopez was nominated to the Arizona Supreme Court by Republican Governor Doug Ducey.

Every member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review voted that Justice Lopez meets judicial-performance standards.

Justice Lopez joined the Arizona Supreme Court's majority opinion in Brush & Nib et al. v. City of Phoenix, which states that "the City of Phoenix...cannot apply its Human Relations Ordinance...to force Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studios, LC...to create custom wedding invitations celebrating same-sex wedding ceremonies in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs. Duka, Koski, and Brush & Nib...have the right to refuse to express such messages under article 2, section 6 of the Arizona Constitution, as well as Arizona’s Free Exercise of Religion Act." Justice Bolick concurred, and Justices Bales, Timmer, and Staring dissented.

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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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Bostock v. Clayton County, which justice’s opinion most closely aligns with your opinion of whether the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be extended to the LGBTQ community?

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What types of pro bono work have you done?

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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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Why should the voters choose you?

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

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

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What possibilities should a judge exhaust before departing from precedent?

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How should a judge determine which rights are protected by the Constitution even though they are not specifically mentioned?

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Background

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