Montana PBS Equal Time
Montana PBS offers free television air-time to political candidates, designed to foster a clear and concise discussion of the issues. In this segment, we ask candidates running for Associate Justice #5 of the Supreme Court, "How would you weigh the tradeoffs between conflicting rights?" (First Aired Sunday, September 7-9, 2012)
Questions to candidates running for Associate Justice #5 of the Supreme Court:
- "Do you believe that Montana Supreme Court Justices should be elected?"
- "How much deference should be given to the democratic process when deciding to strike down laws passed by the People?"
- "How would you weigh the tradeoffs between conflicting rights?"
Questions to candidates running for Attorney General:
- "When would you decline to defend a law you believe unconstitutional?"
- "What are your priorities for non-profits and consumer protection?"
- "How do you see conservation playing a role in the Land Board's duty to secure best advantage for the State?"
Questions to candidates running for Secretary of State:
- "What should be done to polling places more accessible to disabled voters?"
- "What's your position with regard to personal ID requirements for voting?"
- "What's your position on same-day voter registration?"
Questions to candidates running for State Auditor:
- "What role should the Auditor play in disputed insurance claims?"
- "What changes in State law would you ask of the Legislature in January?"
- "With regard to regulation of the insurance industry, what should the Auditor's responsibilities be at both the state and national level?"
Questions to candidates running for Superintendent of Public Instruction:
- "What's the best balance between Federal requirements and local control of education?"
- "Do you support using student achievement as part of teacher evaluation?"
- "Should Montana develop policies to assure minimum competence for home-schooled students?"