Statements about Legal Issues

"Obama Announces Plans For A Third Term Presidential Run"

"Florida Democrats just voted to impose Sharia law on women."

"No other country has a constitutional right" like the Second Amendment.

"The Constitution simply does not authorize the federal government to own any of this land (in the Western states)."

"The President wants the U.S. to sign on to the U.N.’s International Criminal Court."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

"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."

Advertisement
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:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: