Will you stand against the lie of judicial supremacy?

Article VI, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution contains the Supremacy Clause, which says:

“This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land . . . .”

There is nothing in the clause about U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

Judicial supremacy is a belief that the U.S. Supreme Court no longer just decides how to interpret and apply the Constitution for the purpose of entering a judgment that resolves a controversy between parties to a lawsuit, but that the opinion itself, explaining the reasons for its judgment, is equal to the Constitution and becomes the supreme law for the whole nation.

Would you agree with FACT that the doctrine of judicial supremacy gives federal courts powers they do not have under the U.S. Constitution and makes the Supreme Court supreme over the Constitution itself?

We asked all the candidates:

Will you stand against the lie of judicial supremacy?

These are were their answers:

I believe the doctrine of judicial supremacy gives the Supreme Court power it does not have and makes them supreme even over the U.S. Constitution.

The following candidates answered this way.
Janice Bowling

Sen. Janice Bowling

Republican

Senate District 16

Diane Canada

Diane Canada

Republican

House District 56 Candidate

Scott Cepicky

Rep. Scott Cepicky

Republican

House District 64

Vincent Cuevas

Vincent Cuevas

Republican

House District 92 Candidate

Tandy Darby

Tandy Darby

Republican

House District 76 Candidate

Elaine Davis

Elaine Davis

Republican

House District 13 Candidate

John Dawson

John Dawson

Republican

House District 67 Candidate

Bruce Griffey

Rep. Bruce Griffey

Republican

House District 75

Esther Helton

Rep. Esther Helton

Republican

House District 30

Joey Hensley

Sen. Joey Hensley

Republican

Senate District 28

Matthew Hill

Rep. Matthew Hill

Republican

House District 7

Kelly Keisling

Rep. Kelly Keisling

Republican

House District 38

Tom Leatherwood

Rep. Tom Leatherwood

Republican

House District 99

Becky Duncan Massey

Sen. Becky Duncan Massey

Republican

Senate District 6

John McMahan

John McMahan

Republican

House District 76 Candidate

Lee Mills

Lee Mills

Republican

House District 99 Candidate

Brandon Ogles

Rep. Brandon Ogles

Republican

House District 61

Gina Oster

Gina Oster

Republican

House District 18 Candidate

Patricia Possel

Patricia Possel

Republican

House District 96 Candidate

Paul Rose

Sen. Paul Rose

Republican

Senate District 32

Paul Sherrell

Rep. Paul Sherrell

Republican

House District 43

Jai Templeton

Jai Templeton

Republican

Senate District 26 Candidate

Jarvus Turnley

Jarvus Turnley

Democrat

House District 66 Candidate

Terri Lynn Weaver

Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver

Republican

House District 40

Ryan Williams

Rep. Ryan Williams

Republican

House District 42

I disagree with FACT and believe that the opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court should be treated as equal in weight and substance to the words in the U.S. Constitution.

No candidates have given this answer.

I am unsure.

The following candidates answered this way.
Ronnie Holden

Ronnie Holden

Republican

House District 47 Candidate

Other

The following candidates gave their own answers

"The Supreme Court interprets the law of this land, and I support our United States Constitution and our U.S. government."

Carol Abney

Carol Abney

Republican Candidate

House District 38

"I think the legislature action is superior to the supreme court."

Glen Casada

Rep. Glen Casada

Republican

House District 63

"I do not disagree with Marbury and I agree with President Lincoln in 2d Inaugural. Not sure where that leaves me with respect with FACT. I do not subscribe to the idea that the opinions of a majority of the SCOTUS are superior to the words of the Constitution. The Court has the power to declare its majority opinion on cases and controversy's presented before the Court. It certainly is not infaliable. "

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