Statements about Legal Issues
"If you survey, most (North Carolina) Democrats also agree with our (election) laws and voter ID."
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."
"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 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "is transparent."
The IRS scandal "clearly showed some criminal behavior."
"It's expressly prohibited by law that you can read and wholly surveil domestic email traffic in the United States."
Currently, the intelligence community "can collect business records on law-abiding Americans who have no connection to terrorism."
"My judicial nominees have waited three times longer to receive confirmation votes than those of my Republican predecessor."
Says President Barack Obama is trying to "pack" the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
"The IRS doesn't have to prove something against you ... you've got the burden of proof."
"In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Says President Barack Obama "has allowed, each year he's been here, the prosecutions of gun cases (for background check failures) to go down. ... They've declined every year since President Bush left office."
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
"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."
"Throughout, we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts" to create a legal framework on counterterrorism.
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