Constitution, Crime & Judiciary
The U.S. is a society of laws and without consistent interpretation of these laws by an impartial judiciary our freedoms will be diminished. I therefore support judicial nominees who believe the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, who have an established record of judicial restraint and who do not see the judicial branch as a lawmaking body.
Those who violate our laws must be held accountable for their actions and punished for their crimes. I believe the punishment imposed by our judicial system must be appropriate to the crime to discourage and deter future criminal behavior.
Issue Related Press Releases
|6/25/09||Risch Reserves Opinion After Meeting Supreme Court Justice Nominee|
|6/24/09||Risch Named to Panel in Impeachment Trial|
|5/29/09||Comments by Senator Jim Risch on the Confirmation Process of Judge Sonia Sotomayor|