Statements about Legal Issues
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
"In Minnesota, well over 6,200 election-day registrations from 2008 proved fraudulent."
"200 consumer laws were destroyed" in 2011 when Gov. Scott Walker signed Act 92.
"This week the House of Representatives voted to remove the word ‘lunatic’ from federal law."
Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."
Says legislation supported by gay rights activists would strip "mother" and "father" from future Texas birth certificates.
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
Says Mitt Romney "called the Arizona law a model for the nation."
A member of the redistricting commission proposed in Issue 2 "could accept a bribe from somebody" and "couldn’t be removed from this commission."
"Barack Hussein Obama will ... force Christian schools to hire non-Christian teachers."
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
Tennessee's appeals court judges "were selected by a handful of party officials in Nashville" before the system of "merit selection" was put into effect.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
Rep. Peter Petrarca "voted on two pieces of legislation that helped auto body shops … and at that point I think there is a conflict of interest."
Paul Ryan would "outlaw in vitro fertilization."
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
Says recent studies indicate that nationally, only 8 percent of white voting-age citizens but 25 percent of African-American voting-age citizens lack government-issued photo IDs.
The Supreme Court said the individual mandate "is a tax. So it's a tax."
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
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