|League of Women Voters of Ohio
Alice Robie Resnick
The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
Read the answers from all candidates.
1. Would you support public financing for judicial candidates? Why or why not?
Yes, our form of government depends upon an independent judiciary free to make decisions uninfluenced by others. With our present system of direct election of judges that independence is being put into question when judges are forced to raise money in order to run for office. The best way is for voters to talk to people who know the judicial candidates. Often that will be the voters' lawyer. Information can also be obtained from political parties, pamphlets and on the Web. My web site is http://www.justiceresnick.org which contains information about my background and qualifications.
2. Would you support a voluntary system in which the Governor would appoint Justices to fill vacancies from a pool of qualified applicants selected by a bipartisan group? Why or why not?
No, such a method is simply taking the choice out of the hands of the people and placing it in the hands of one person. The better appointive process would be for the bipartisan group to make the actual appointment. Bipartisan appointment would eliminate politics from the process
3. What do you see as your role on the Supreme Court in reducing the backlogs on lower courts?
Lower courts are required to file statistical reports concerning their dockets with the Supreme Court. I believe these reports should be closely examined and judges who consistently have a large backlog should be required to explain the reason and should be required to administer justice in a more efficient manner
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