Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Supreme Court decisions 2000-2009
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Sonia Sotomayor: Government may spend public funds on its abortion position.
Sonia Sotomayor: Precedents must be given deference in any situation.
Anthony Kennedy: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
Antonin Scalia: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
Clarence Thomas: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
David Souter: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
John Paul Stevens: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Authored ruling restricting parental notification laws.
Stephen Breyer: Parental notification is lower priority than maternal health.
John Roberts: Roe v. Wade is more than settled as precedent.
Jon Kyl: Nominees should not reveal pre-determined positions on Roe.
Lindsey Graham: Ginsburg would get rejected today for outspokenness on Roe.
Richard Durbin: Troubled that Alito 1985 memo shows closed mind on abortion.
Richard Durbin: Doesn’t condemn converts to pro-choice, since he did.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Government should fund abortion and childbirth equally.
Samuel Alito: Stare decisis is first step; then an open mind on abortion.
Samuel Alito: Was against Roe in 1985, but a lot has happened since then.
Samuel Alito: Roe v Wade is important precedent but not settled law.
Harriet Miers: Fought ABA endorsement of Roe v. Wade.
Sonia Sotomayor: In some situations, race in some form must be considered.
Mike DeWine: Disturbed by “free speech zones” in public arena.
Sam Brownback: Robustly religious public square better than naked square.
Samuel Alito: Overturning separate-but-equal OK despite 60-year precedent.
Samuel Alito: Treat religious speech equally with secular speech.
Samuel Alito: Racial profiling violates the 4th Amendment.
Samuel Alito: I joined CAP to defend ROTC, not to keep out minorities.
Ted Kennedy: Alito joined CAP when CAP’s racism was in the news.
Samuel Alito: Privacy is a question of interpretation of the Constitution.
Samuel Alito: The Constitution protects a right to privacy.
Samuel Alito: The President has to comply with statutes that are passed.
Harriet Miers: Supported racial and gender set-asides as head of Texas Bar.
Harriet Miers: Poor, elderly, and disabled are under-represented.
Harriet Miers: Pledged to be ‘inclusive of women and minorities’.
Harriet Miers: Recommended legalization of gay adoption.
Samuel Alito: Bundling goods to large purchasers is not monopolistic.
Sonia Sotomayor: Death penalty is constitutional under certain situations.
Russell Feingold: Death penalty defendants often don’t get adequate counsel.
Russell Feingold: Alito votes more pro-death penalty than most GOP judges.
Samuel Alito: Overruled by Supreme Court on death penalty adequate counsel.
Samuel Alito: Congress limits judicial review of death penalty cases.
Sam Brownback: Stare decisis would have upheld separate-but-equal.
Antonin Scalia: Race-based college preference should be done, after 25 years.
Clarence Thomas: Race-based college preference should be done, after 25 years.
David Souter: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
John Paul Stevens: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Race-based college preference ok if individualized.
Stephen Breyer: Race-based college preference ok only if individualized.
William Rehnquist: Any race-based college preference is unconstitutional.
Anthony Kennedy: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Antonin Scalia: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Clarence Thomas: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
David Souter: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
John Paul Stevens: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
Sandra Day O`Connor: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
Stephen Breyer: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
William Rehnquist: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Sonia Sotomayor: Government taking to develop a blighted area was appropriate.
Dianne Feinstein: Citizens need standing to sue under Clean Water Act.
Samuel Alito: Citizens can only sue under CWA if they suffered injury.
Samuel Alito: Ruling on standing is not ruling against the environment.
Tom Coburn: Justices citing foreign law is bad behavior.
Samuel Alito: Don’t look to foreign law for civil rights interpretation.
Harriet Miers: Recommended establishment of an International Criminal Court.
Sonia Sotomayor: The president can veto laws but not make them.
Samuel Alito: Over-reaching by Court undermines respect for law.
Samuel Alito: No one is above the law and no one is beneath the law.
Samuel Alito: Supports one-person-one-vote within a deviation of 10%.
Samuel Alito: Supports stare decisis--following prior precedents.
Samuel Alito: Executive power issues are not often resolved by the court.
Samuel Alito: Constitution is a living thing, with unchanging principles.
Arlen Specter: Nominees only answer as many questions as they have to.
Patrick Leahy: Justices should effectively check government overreaching.
Richard Durbin: Justices should not restrict our rights and freedoms.
Harriet Miers: Judicial activism can result from courts acting pre-maturely.
Harriet Miers: Calls for more volunteer legal aid work.
Sonia Sotomayor: The Second Amendment gives an individual right to bear arms.
Sonia Sotomayor: Many factors influence Congress's powers on gun control.
Samuel Alito: Ok to refuse medical treatment; but assisted suicide not ok.
Patrick Leahy: Bush thinks anti-torture statue doesn’t apply to him.
Samuel Alito: President can be challenged for not following Congress’ laws.
Samuel Alito: Government needs to justify domestic spying.
Ted Kennedy: All-powerful executive branch is genuinely troubling.
Samuel Alito: Voted against immigrants because Congress set law that way.
Sonia Sotomayor: The Supreme Court's Ricci decision set a new standard.
Principles & Values|
Arlen Specter: Senate speaks to entire Supreme Court during hearings.
Charles Schumer: Alito responds, but doesn’t really answer questions.
Samuel Alito: Pledge of recusal does not last for 12 years.
Samuel Alito: Constitution doesn’t change but the factual situations do.
Samuel Alito: All the courts should be insulated from public opinion.
Charles Schumer: Nominees must prove they’re not extreme.
John Cornyn: Justices should respect law, not impose political agendas.
Samuel Alito: 1960s Princeton: “privileged people behaving irresponsibly”.
Samuel Alito: Good judges can change their minds during a case.
Samuel Alito: Attorneys want results; judges want only the rule of law.
Samuel Alito: Pledges to administer justice without respect to persons.
Harriet Miers: Reconsideration under appropriate circumstances is essential.
Harriet Miers: First woman president of Texas Bar.
Harriet Miers: No publications in constitutional law, unlike Roberts.
Harriet Miers: Conservative Democrat in 1980s.
Harriet Miers: Low-key but high-precision style.
Harriet Miers: Served one term on Dallas City Council and then bowed out.
John Roberts: Positions a lawyer presents don’t have to be his own beliefs.
John Roberts: There are certain areas where literalism doesn’t work.
John Roberts: There is a right answer in every court case.
Anthony Kennedy: Bush v. Gore: can't recount votes fairly across counties.
Antonin Scalia: Bush v. Gore: leave recount process to Florida.
Clarence Thomas: Bush v. Gore: leave recount process to Florida.
David Souter: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
John Paul Stevens: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Bush v. Gore: can't recount votes fairly across counties.
Stephen Breyer: Bush v. Gore: recount all votes in Florida.
William Rehnquist: Bush v. Gore: leave recount process to Florida.
Samuel Alito: Disability benefits apply if job category dissapears.
Arlen Specter: Supreme Court proceedings should be televised.
Samuel Alito: Voted to televise 3rd Circuit court.
War & Peace|
Samuel Alito: President does not have a blank check in time of war.
Welfare & Poverty|
Samuel Alito: Eminent domain affects emotions, not just money.
The above quotations are from Supreme Court decisions 2000-2009.