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05/22/09
Poll Shows Americans Believe in Judicial Restraint
Filed under: General
Posted by: Maria Vitale @ 6:35 am

A poll released by the pro-life legal group Americans United for Life indicates that Americans want Supreme Court justices who issue rulings based on interpretation of the law rather than their own beliefs.  As AUL states in a memo to members of the U.S. Senate:

By overwhelming majorities, Democrats, Republicans and Independents agreed that judges should exercise restraint and check their own beliefs and predispositions at the courthouse door. They agreed on upholding common sense abortion regulations already in place in the states, including parental consent laws, and objecting to late-term abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions in the U.S. and overseas. Further, this consensus was held even among Americans who self-described themselves as “pro-choice.”

For example, on the role of federal judges, majorities of self-identified Republicans, Independents, and Democrats:

And the poll results also show that Americans believe in common sense limits on abortion:

These same majorities were in vast agreement on abortion regulations as they:

Let’s hope that members of the Senate keep these poll results in mind when reviewing the President’s Supreme Court nominee.

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