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LWV League of Women Voters of Ohio
Ohio State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

Robert R. Cupp
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Judge; Ohio State Supreme Court; 6 Year Term Starting 1/2/07


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What options do you believe the judiciary has when there is a judicial decision that requires the legislature to act, if their response does not fully address the decision? (150 word limit)

Each situation will necessarily depend upon the particular facts of the specific case in litigation. Thus, a broad listing of possibilities is not practicable.
"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department [courts] to say what the law is," as U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall held in Marbury vs. Madison (1803). The design of the constitutional separation of powers provides a check and balance on the authority of any one branch over another branch. Each co-equal branch of government - legislative, executive and judicial -must both fulfill its obligations and be respectful of the authority of the other branches.
Individuals elected to office in each branch of government must understand that their ultimate responsibility is to do the work of the people. This must be guided by the framework of the constitution, the law, and a respect for the duties of each branch of government.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. 150 Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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