Statements about Legal Issues
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
In 2011, Alabama and Massachusetts passed legislation allowing non-citizens who are legal residents to vote in state and local elections.
"Jimmy Langevin is having a fundraiser . . . to retire the debt from his campaign for secretary of state, which was 12 years ago."
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"[The] ACLU and atheists in Denver are demanding the NFL stop [Tim Tebow] from praying on the sidelines."
Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’
"After filing a lawsuit in Rhode Island, we reached an agreement with state agencies that resulted in more voters being registered in the first full month after our lawsuit than in the entire previous two-year reporting period."
"This is the first time in our state, and one of the first times in the country, where benefit reductions . . . has happened to people who are retired."
"Legally, it doesn't make any difference" which state district you live in when running for Congress.
"In the past six years alone, changes to the pension formula … have saved over half a billion dollars."
Says an amendment specifying when military members may use deadly force "does nothing to change existing rules of engagement for American service members."
"Mike Trainor...still owes $250,000 to the state."
"Ten percent of violent deaths in the U.S. each year are due to strangulation."
"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."
Three courts have found the new health care law constitutional and two have found it unconstitutional.
"What we have now is the most generous, in my opinion, 'good time' bill in the entire United States."
"Roughly 25% of RI has a criminal record"
The law has not established whether Rhode Island public employees have property rights to their pensions.
Says Christopher Little has "a history of working against environmental protection by defending the worst types of corporate polluters"
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