Meet the Justice
|1. Which of the following Justices from the U.S. Supreme Court most reflects your judicial philosophy?
|2. Please rate your judicial philosophy on a scale of 1 to 10, with "strict constructionism"1 being a "1" and "noninterpretivism" being a "10."
|3. Please state if you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statement from Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts: "Judges and justices are servants of the law, not the other way around. Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ball game to see the umpire."
|4. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE that courts in the United States should look to the laws of other countries and international law to interpret the U.S. Constitution?
|5. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the reasoning in this statement from the U.S. Supreme Court: "These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life."
|6. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with this statement from former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Iredell: "If the Legislature of the Union, or the Legislature of any member of the Union, shall pass a law, within the general scope of their constitutional power, the Court cannot pronounce it to be void, merely because it is, in their judgment, contrary to the principles of natural justice."