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Chuck Schumer to Overturn Supreme Court's Arizona Immigration Ruling?
Brian Koenig ^ | 4/26/12 | Brian Koenig

Posted on 04/26/2012 11:09:26 AM PDT by Freemarkets101

Arizona's contentious illegal immigration law is now toiling in the Supreme Court.  And, naturally, Obama's beloved Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissents,  but that's no surprise, considering she doesn't understand the fundamentals of federal constitutional authority.  But she's a minority (and, purportedly, "disabled"), so that means her one vote counts for two -- especially because she's a Hispanic minority.

If Sotomayor had it her way, all 50 states would be merged into one super-state, where the only existing government would be the federal government.  But she's not the only one.

Chuck Schumer's panties are balling up as well.  So he's proposing to do away with the Judicial Branch -- in pertaining to the immigration issue, that is -- because he doesn't agree with its presumptive ruling on the Arizona law.

Anticipating an unfavorable ruling, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat who is a critic of the Arizona law, said Tuesday that if the court does uphold the state’s law, he will introduce legislation to overturn that decision and grant the federal government sole control on immigration matters.

Because the federal government is more efficient and harbors less bureaucracy, I presume.  And because the states' rights debacle is so 19th century -- just like freedom and weak central authority are so 18th century.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 04/26/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT by Freemarkets101
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To: Freemarkets101
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2 posted on 04/26/2012 11:12:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: Freemarkets101

That would be an interesting can of worms to open up.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 11:13:56 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Freemarkets101

You’re reading your sources wrong. Sotomayor didn’t criticize the Arizona law— she criticized the Obama administration lawyer for attacking the Arizona law.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 11:14:02 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Freemarkets101

I’m sure he’ll try.

He’ll have to wait for the ruling first. To legislatively overturn the Court, he’ll need to know why they ruled how they ruled.

Mostly just liberal gum-flapping. Political posturing to Hispanics in an election year. Nothing will come of it. Probably won’t get the votes.

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 04/26/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Freemarkets101

Chuck is in for a surprise. Even his fellow Democrat senators know the majority of the American people come down on the side of Arizona, and in an election year? HA!


6 posted on 04/26/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: Freemarkets101

That would be an interesting can of worms to open up.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 11:15:16 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Freemarkets101

That dumbass won’t be overturning anything.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 11:15:32 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Freemarkets101

The Court’s questioning made it sound like giving the feds full enforcement authority may not overturn the Arizona law.

Even Sotomayor’s questions made it sound like Arizona checking immigration status and reporting to the Feds wasn’t “enforcing”. Reporting to the Feds is not “enforcement” — even if the Feds don’t want to know what you’re reporting.

SnakeDoc


9 posted on 04/26/2012 11:19:41 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: libdestroyer

As I recall, Schumer doesn’t recognise The Supreme Court as a branch of government. Didn’t he say not too long ago that the three branches were the executive, the house, and the senate?


10 posted on 04/26/2012 11:22:39 AM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: Freemarkets101

Stop. Please, stop.

“And, naturally, Obama’s beloved Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissents”

What? A dissent has not been published yet and probably won’t be published for three to six months. And that’s if she does dissent and it’s not looking like she does. In this case she seems to be lining up with the conservatives who don’t see why there’s any problem with Arizona authorities ‘checking’ with Federal authorities about the immigration status of arrestees.

She told the Obaminion that he was doing a poor job ‘selling’ his case and that maybe he’d best try something else. To me it’s pretty clear she is not supporting the Dhimmocrats on this one.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: MeganC

He can’t propose a law that grants the Federal government such power. It would take an Amendment to the Constitution.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Freemarkets101

So, who is the dictator here, that can unilaterally impose of overturn law?

It’s not like this can happen without the House voting...


13 posted on 04/26/2012 11:30:13 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: massgopguy

Obama and the Left have nothing but contempt for the Constitution and they think they can just rule by edict. Schumer is the same. To us the Const. is our guide to the government we desire. To the Democrats it is an impediment to the hell on earth they want to impose.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Freemarkets101
Hey Schmucky!


15 posted on 04/26/2012 11:37:14 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SnakeDoctor

If I was a legal immigrant all this free stuff would gobsmack me


16 posted on 04/26/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Freemarkets101

Chuckie must think he is God.
His POS law will have to get thru the house.
I doubt it will. But one never knows with Bonehead and Cantor.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 11:39:06 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Freemarkets101

Without the illegal and felon vote, there is no DNC.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 12:02:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah, Perry & Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: Freemarkets101

Schmucky Schumer needs to be term-limited. Bodily.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 12:31:29 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Freemarkets101

Arizonans never voted for this Nazi bastard. Who the hell is he to tell us how we should run our state. He needs to worry about that sewer he represents and leave the rest of us alone. I hate Nazis.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 12:45:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: Freemarkets101

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *wipes eyes * That’s a good one! Congress passing a law that says the Courts can no longer review laws. Of course, Obama voters are so stupid they might believe he can do that.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by pabianice (ame with)
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To: Freemarkets101
One of my favorite moments was when the Solicitor responded that those picked up would have to be incarcerated for two weeks pending clearing their authorization to be in the US. The AZ attorney returned that it would only take 10 minutes to do so, not two weeks. To that the dear Solicitor responded that that was not true, it took at least an hour for the database to respond and then the 10 minutes for a total of 70 minutes.

I never did notice if he realized he had yanked the rug out from under his argument. I was too busy laughing.

22 posted on 04/26/2012 1:29:53 PM PDT by egfowler3 (Heavenly Father is just a prayer away. Call home often.)
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To: Freemarkets101

Introduce away... You will be in the minority before the end of the year and your proposal won’t see the floor...


23 posted on 04/26/2012 1:38:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Freemarkets101

Introduce away... You will be in the minority before the end of the year and your proposal won’t see the floor...


24 posted on 04/26/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Freemarkets101

It won’t go anywhere in the Senate and the House will toss it into the round file.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Freemarkets101
...he will introduce legislation to overturn that decision and grant the federal government sole control on immigration matters.

I think it would be hilarious if he did, it got passed, signed by the President and teh SCOTUS ruled it unconstitional.

26 posted on 04/26/2012 2:24:56 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Freemarkets101

Who’s up for overturning Chuck Schumer? I wouldn’t dream of hurting the poor schnook, I’d just like to parade him around his district heels way over head.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 3:28:57 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: Freemarkets101

that jerk from N.Y. probably couldn’t find Arizona on a map..


28 posted on 04/26/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT by goat granny
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