Statements about Legal Issues
A bill that could restrict free speech when the president is nearby was signed by President Barack Obama "in secret."
"We've had the same leadership in the Travis County DA's office for 30 years."
Says you need a photo ID to purchase Sudafed in Texas.
Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."
While fighting a move to toughen penalties for workplace gender discrimination, state Sen. Glenn Grothman said "he didn’t believe women belonged in the workplace" but belonged "at home, cooking and cleaning and having babies."
Claims Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said "she prefers the South African Constitution over the United States Constitution."
Says a U.S. Supreme Court justice suggested that some U.S. cases will be decided based on South African law.
Says a federal judge in San Antonio "issued a ruling that … not only could the students not pray at their graduation, if they used the word ‘benediction,’ the word ‘invocation,’ the word ‘God,’ asked the audience to stand or asked for a moment of silence, he would put the superintendent in jail."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
The state constitution "clearly says there’s not to be a state income tax in Tennessee."
"Illegal counterfeiting and piracy costs the U.S. economy $100 billion... every year."
"Speaker Gingrich for 20 years supported a federal individual mandate" for health insurance.
"[The] ACLU and atheists in Denver are demanding the NFL stop [Tim Tebow] from praying on the sidelines."
Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’
"After filing a lawsuit in Rhode Island, we reached an agreement with state agencies that resulted in more voters being registered in the first full month after our lawsuit than in the entire previous two-year reporting period."
In a watershed 1958 decision, "the Warren court asserted by itself that the Supreme Court was supreme over the president and the Congress."
"Wisconsin election officials to accept Mickey Mouse, Hitler signatures" on recall petitions.
"Torture is illegal by our laws. It's illegal by international laws."
Under a Wisconsin bill, "minor offenses such as violating pet leash laws, seat belt laws, parking infractions, etc., would now be arrestable offenses."
A bill supported by Gov. Scott Walker makes it "so that drunk drivers who kill have an easier time of it."
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