Statements about Supreme Court
"Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."
"Opponents of Section 5 (of the Voting Rights Act) complain of state expense, yet their only cost is the paper, postage and manpower required to send copies of legislation to the federal government for review."
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats."
Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices are "deciding fewer opinions in civil and criminal cases than they used to."
Says Mitt Romney and George Allen "would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to end safe, legal abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is at risk."
Bill Nelson voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, "who signed a Supreme Court opinion saying Americans do not have an individual right to own firearms."
Says Mitt Romney "has refused to say whether he would have vetoed or signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act."
"We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who … signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense."
The U.S. Supreme Court has not traditionally asked a lot of questions during oral arguments.
If the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it "would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
Says there have been "well over" 54 million abortions since 1973.
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.
"In 1790, the first Congress, which was packed with framers, required all ship owners to provide medical insurance for seamen; in 1798, Congress also required seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. In 1792, Congress enacted a law mandating that all able-bodied citizens obtain a firearm."
The Affordable Care Act is "not the law of the land."
"Under the clear letter of the law, (Justice Clarence Thomas) must recuse himself" from the case challenging the constitutionality of the health care law.
Twelve judges have thrown out legal challenges to the health care law because they rejected "the notion that the health care law was unconstitutional."
The Florida Supreme Court has "no express authority in the Florida Constitution" to remove questions from the ballot proposed by the Legislature.
Says the U.S. Constitution provides for just compensation when land is taken under eminent domain.
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