Ball, David

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Judge of the Court of Appeals
Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Guernsey, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • AAgree
  • DDisagree
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Which of the following Justices from the U.S. Supreme Court most reflects your judicial philosophy?
2. Please rate your judicial philosophy on a scale of 1 to 10, with Originalism being a “1” and Living Constitution being a “10.”
3. Read and respond to the following statement from Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts: "Judges and justices are servants of the law, not the other way around. Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ball game to see the umpire."
4. Should courts in the United States look to the laws of other countries and international law to interpret the U.S. Constitution?
5. Read and respond to the reasoning in this statement from U.S. Supreme Court: "As with other kinds of speech, regulating the content of professionals' speech 'pose[s] the inherent risk that the Government seeks not to advance a legitimate regulatory goal, but to suppress unpopular ideas or information.'"