Statements about Legal Issues

Says attorney general candidate Jon Richards "went so far to say he would only enforce the laws with which he personally agreed."  

When asked by a reporter whether he’s at the center of a "criminal scheme" to violate campaign laws, Gov. Scott Walker nodded yes.

Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."

Says the secret John Doe criminal investigation of his campaign has been "resolved" and two judges have said it is "over."

"The Capitol rotunda was actually made to invite the people in and to accommodate protests."

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

"Nothing in the Constitution explicitly guarantees our right to vote."

On recusing herself from cases after receiving a campaign contribution

On changing the rules governing judicial conflicts of interest

"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."

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  

"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.  

Says Gov. Scott Walker said "no to equal pay for equal work for women."

Wisconsin women "are paid 81 cents to the dollar of a man doing the same job."

The Wisconsin law repealed by Republicans, which allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, "was kind of a gravy train" for lawyers.

Under a new law, doctors performing drug-induced abortions could be charged if women don’t return to them for follow-up care

Says Wisconsin women facing pay discrimination can't "do something about it" under bill passed by Republicans.

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."

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