Statements about Legal Issues

"The Capitol rotunda was actually made to invite the people in and to accommodate protests."

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."

Says President Barack Obama's acceptance of an "Islamic order and gold medal" was "unconstitutional."

Premeditation, in murder cases like the Oscar Pistorius case, "can be formed in the twinkling of an eye."

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."

Says President Barack Obama "is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore."

Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee."

"American Hustle shows the FBI making real-life bribes to Washington politicians. I know, because as your U.S. senator, I turned them down."

"Georgia’s civil forfeiture laws are among the worst in the country and the very worst in the South."

Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."

Rhode Island is "almost dead last" among Northeastern states in the length of time first-degree murderers must spend in prison before they’re eligible for parole.

"Six of Georgia’s counties have no lawyers at all."

"What is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress."

Florida shelled out more money for drug testing than it saved by denying welfare benefits to people who tested positive for drugs.

"Over half of the young people" in medical, dental and law schools are women.

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.

Obama unilaterally announced he was delaying employer mandate "through a blog post by a mid-level bureaucrat at the Department of Treasury."

"The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers who leaked to journalists ... more than all previous administrations combined."

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