Scott Pearson

Scott Pearson

Scott Pearson



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Reno Justice Court, Dept. 4

 

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2022 Questionnaire


Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.

 

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Describe your understanding of the courts’ responsibility to uphold precedent?

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In what circumstances do the equal protection rights in 5th and 14th Amendments apply to same sex couples?

 

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In Brown v. Board of Education, the court declared that the separate-but-equal standard was unconstitutional. Describe ways in which this decision is applicable in today’s society.

 

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Would you honor the request of a plaintiff, defendant, or witness in a case before you who is transgender to be referred to in accordance with that person’s gender identity?

 

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Describe your understanding of nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in places of public accommodation.

 

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Have you been involved in a significant case where a primary issue was sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV/AIDs discrimination? If so, can you provide the case, venue, case number and case citation (if published decision) and your involvement?

 

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If you were presiding over a Justice Court, what would be your approach to an eviction proceeding, and what would you consider before moving forward with the eviction process?

 

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Hypothetical: you are presiding over a case in which the plaintiff is undocumented. Their defense attorney argues that their due process rights were violated by inadequate bail proceedings. How would the plaintiff’s immigration status factor into your decision as to whether or not their right to due process was violated?

 

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In recent years, we have seen Immigration and Customs Enforcement detain individuals as they are leaving criminal court hearings. Would you allow this to occur in your courtroom?

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What do you see as the judiciary’s role in advancing restorative discipline practices for Nevada’s students?

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What do you think is the most important issue or problem in the state’s justice system today, and how would you work to address it?

 

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If you were presiding over a specialty court, what would be your approach towards diversion initiatives and how would you evaluate their effectiveness?

 

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What is your view on cash bail following the decision in Valdez-Jimenez v. the 8th Judicial District Court?

 

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In light of Nevada’s move to legalize recreational marijuana, what procedures would you follow or what factors would you consider in vacating the conviction of an individual for marijuana possession?

 

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The Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade less than 50 years ago established a person’s right to abortion and reproductive freedom. While Roe is considered settled law, the right to reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy is hanging in the balance as states pass increasingly unconstitutional laws to challenge Roe in court regardless of precedent. Do you agree that Roe is settled law?

 

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