Statements about Legal Issues

"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."

Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."

"Public display of a long rifle is perfectly legal in Texas."

In Texas, "a faceless hospital panel can deny life-sustaining care, giving you only 10 days to find another facility for your mother, dad, or young child, even if the patient is conscious."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."

Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."

Obama unilaterally announced he was delaying employer mandate "through a blog post by a mid-level bureaucrat at the Department of Treasury."

"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.

A proposed San Antonio ordinance will allow men into women’s restrooms in the city.

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.

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."

Says in Texas "it's legal to shoot someone who's committing a ‘public nuisance’ under the cover of dark."

Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.

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.

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.

Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.  

Says the Constitution "specifically states the Congress shall write legislation for immigration policy," so Barack Obama lacks the authority to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

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