Statements about Legal Issues
"Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info."
President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.
"The House did vote against engagement in Kosovo, and Bill Clinton kept fighting anyway. And, then, ultimately, a vote did pass."
A proposed San Antonio ordinance will allow men into women’s restrooms in the city.
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.
A judge took the Star Scientific tax case away from Ken Cuccinelli
Says Greg Abbott "converted over $1 million in federal grant money intended for use to prosecute online sexual predators and other cyber crimes and instead used it to harass and prosecute senior citizens who were assisting other senior citizens in applying for mail-in ballots."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of lawyers per capita in the country."
"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."
"In Providence, R.I., it's illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday."
"The president … by executive order" could grant voting rights to illegal immigrants who are newly legalized under pending legislation.
"The president has had 1,540 of his nominations confirmed, only four defeated."
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."
Says in Texas "it's legal to shoot someone who's committing a ‘public nuisance’ under the cover of dark."
Says Terry McAuliffe "opposes" Virginia’s right-to-work law.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "is transparent."
The IRS scandal "clearly showed some criminal behavior."
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