Statements about Legal Issues
On changing the rules governing judicial conflicts of interest
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."
"When the president's spokesman was asked about (Anwar) al-Awlaki's son, … he said he should have chosen a more responsible father."
"Do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to African-American voter turnout? Massachusetts. Do you know what has the best, where African-American turnout actually exceeds white turnout? Mississippi."
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices are "deciding fewer opinions in civil and criminal cases than they used to."
Says she heard more than 2,400 cases as a Wisconsin appeals court judge
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
"Throughout, we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts" to create a legal framework on counterterrorism.
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"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."
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