Ohio State Government March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

Timothy S. Black Answers Questions

Candidate for
Judge; Supreme Court; 6 Year Term Starting 1/1/01

Candidate Answers Questions on the Issues

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.

Questions & Answers

1. Would you support public financing for judicial candidates? Why or why not?

We need to reduce the perceived and real influences that financial contributions from special interest groups can have over the election of judges. Also, judicial candidates should not need to be millionaires.

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?

Yes. The chief executive should fill vacancies based upon merit, not politics.

3. What do you see as your role on the Supreme Court in reducing the backlogs on lower courts?

The Supreme Court should be pro-active in requiring lower courts to reduce backlogs. The Supreme Court can address the backlogs through its supervision of lower court judges and by appointment of visiting judges if and when necessary.

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