Statements about Legal Issues
"Georgia’s civil forfeiture laws are among the worst in the country and the very worst in the South."
"Six of Georgia’s counties have no lawyers at all."
Florida shelled out more money for drug testing than it saved by denying welfare benefits to people who tested positive for drugs.
President Barack Obama’s judicial appointments for Georgia and the region were drafted in secret and not vetted by legal groups among the president’s supporters.
"Defensive medicine costs Georgia up to $14 billion a year."
The city of Brookhaven’s ordinance could cause the Pink Pony to close, thereby "putting 300 Pink Pony employees out of work in this economy."
The Pink Pony club in DeKalb County has never been cited for any violation of an ordinance or state law.
In just six years, Georgia has dropped from first in the nation from a business-friendly legal climate to 24th.
Claims Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said "she prefers the South African Constitution over the United States Constitution."
"In Cobb County, every meeting opened with a prayer. The ACLU objected. Sued ... [Sam] Olens took on the ACLU and won!"
Thurbert Baker kept a teen in jail "who didn't even commit a felony."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: