Supreme Court upholds main provision of Arizona law on illegal aliens
A website called Thomson Reuters reports:
WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters)—The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants on Monday, rejecting the Obama administration’s stance that only the U.S. government should enforce immigration laws in the United States.It was always so wild that the federal government was claiming that for a state simply to enforce existing federal law, which the federal government itself was not effectively enforcing, was to usurp a federal prerogative. Wild, but not surprising. The federal government is currently led by traitors and criminals.
Stephen P. writes:
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the decision on the Arizona law. Today the court struck down three of the four parts of the law. The most important ones. The law had provisions that made it a crime to be in Arizona illegally and a crime to hold a job in Arizona without proper papers. These provisions included the punishment of jail time if convicted. This was the main part of the law and provided the teeth so to speak. It was struck down today (along with another minor 4th provision).LA replies:
While I am a strong critic of the news media, in their defense I have to say that it is very difficult to give an accurate picture of a court decision that has multiple parts relating to a law that has multiple parts. What are the more important and the less important parts of the law under consideration is a matter of judgment, not fact.Diana M. writes:
I think the Supreme Court decision was a devastating blow to our side. So they upheld one provision—so what? The rest of the law was gutted! The way they wrote the decision, even the pathetic provision that they upheld can be appealed.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 25, 2012 12:05 PM | Send