Candidate Profile
Robert Talton

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Robert Talton
Party
Republican
Race
Chief Justice, Supreme Court
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Adams, Cathie, American Gun Rights

Reported by Candidate

1
Cathie Adams Rick Scarborough Betty Anderson CLEAT Harris C. Deputy Sheriffs' Assoc. Conservative Republicans of Harris Co

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
20
American Center for Law and Justice, Associated Republicans of Texas, Christian Coalition, Concerned Women for America, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Donald Trump and 14 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Coalition of Harris County, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Dewhurst, Harvey G. Brown Jr., Jim Pitts and 10 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
American Association for Justice, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Police Associations, Service Employees International Union, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

15%

LIBERAL

85%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

1. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

2. The U.S. Constitution is a living document and should be interpreted according to the circumstances of each generation.

Strongly Disagree

3. Foreign laws should be used in American courts even where those laws conflict with constitutional rights.

Strongly Disagree

4. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

5. Which current Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?

Clarence Thomas

6. Which U.S. president elected to that office in 1960 or thereafter best reflects your political philosophy?

Ronald Reagan

7. Which U.S. Supreme Court decision do you think has most impacted society? Please explain your answer.

Roe vs. Wade, It allowed abortion almost on demand. It told people that it was okay to kill an unborn child, who had no advocate. That decision began the slow unraveling of our society as to social issues. In my opinion, there was no US Constitutional basis for the decision.

8. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress and the Supreme Court.

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

They knew that men had a nature of mischievousness and created three co-equal branches of government. Their thought was that each would be a check and balance against the others.

10. Please give an example of a judicial decision where strict constructionist policy was violated. Explain.

Recently it has been the Obamacare decision. Roe vs. Wade and most of the decisions that overturned state laws as to same sex marriage.

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

The proper use of legislative history is to find what the original intent was when that law was passed.

12. 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?

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

13. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have a biblical world view. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. That whosoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. The basis for the laws we live under came from the Bible.


Background

Education
  • U of H, Houston, BBA, 1971
  • So. Tx. College of Law, Houston, JD, 1971
Work & Military
  • Pasadena Police, Patroman, 35mos.
  • US Air Force res., SGT., 6yrs.
  • Private law practice, owner, 26yrs.
  • Woodfill Law Firm, assoc., 8yrs.
Affiliations
  • Richey St. Baptist, Deacon
  • Sagemont Church, Deacon
  • Samaritan's Purse, contributor
  • Star of Hope Mission, contributor
  • Southwestern Baptist Seminary, contributor
  • Harris Co. Republican Party, General Counsel
Offices
  • State Rep. Dist. 144, Held 16
  • US Congress Dist. 22, Sought 2008
  • Harris Co. County Atty., Sought 2012
 

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