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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit
politico.com ^ | 10/06/2010 | SCOTT WONG |

Posted on 10/06/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT by goldendays

Jan Brewer is asking a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the federal lawsuit. | AP Photo Close By SCOTT WONG | 10/6/10 9:57 AM EDT Updated: 10/6/10 7:21 PM EDT

In a new twist in the fight over Arizona’s immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law.

The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile — to submit friend-of-the-court briefs in Justice’s challenge to SB 1070, which Brewer signed into law in April and is considered one of the nation’s toughest immigration-enforcement measures.

“As do many citizens, I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law,” the Republican governor said in a statement shortly after the state’s motion was filed Tuesday evening.

“What’s even more offensive is that this effort has been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. American sovereignty begins in the U.S. Constitution and at the border,” she added. “I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief.”

Brewer and her supporters have said the state law is necessary because the federal government has failed to protect the border and enforce immigration laws. But the Justice Department — with strong backing from President Barack Obama — sued to block the Arizona law on constitutional grounds.

Responding to the suit, a federal judge in July put some of the most contested parts of the law on hold, including a provision that requires police officers to check the immigration status of individuals they stop for other offenses if there is “reasonable suspicion” they are in the country illegally.

Brewer, who has vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court, appealed the decision to the 9th Circuit Court, which will begin hearing arguments in San Francisco on Nov. 1, one day before the midterm elections.

The Arizona law is a top political issue nationally. Cities from San Francisco and Seattle to Baltimore have joined a friend of the court brief opposing the Arizona law, while 11 states — including Texas, Florida and Nebraska — filed an amicus brief backing the law.

In July, more than 80 Republican members of Congress signed their names to an amicus brief filed by the conservative Immigration Reform Caucus. They included Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, David Vitter of Louisiana and John Barrasso of Wyoming, and Reps. Lamar Smith of Texas, Steve King of Iowa and Trent Franks of Arizona.

Brewer’s motion should resonate among conservative legal scholars worried about giving foreign legal systems a voice in American jurisprudence. These concerns are a reaction to a school of legal thought arguing that American judges should look to foreign laws and courts for assistance in interpreting the U.S. Constitution, particularly in regard to basic human rights issues. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is arguably the leading spokesperson for this approach, as noted in a 2005 New Yorker profile.

The state of Arizona’s motion could also strike a chord with those on the right who are convinced that President Barack Obama (and Bill Clinton before him) want to make U.S. laws subordinate to international courts, particularly the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Under Clinton, the United States signed a treaty to join the court weeks before leaving office in January 2001, though the Senate never ratified his action. Months later, President George W. Bush pulled the United States out of the treaty, saying he worried foreign governments would try to prosecute U.S. troops for alleged war crimes.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9thcircus; activistjudges; anthonykennedy; arizona; constitution; courtofappeals; criminalcourt; foreign; government; illegalimmigration; immigration; janbrewer; judicialfiat; ninthcircuit; ninthcircus; obama; palin; scotus; time2hang; tyranny; world

1 posted on 10/06/2010 7:28:07 PM PDT by goldendays
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To: goldendays

Go Jan!


2 posted on 10/06/2010 7:30:06 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: goldendays

The Kenyan influence is even more objectionable than the Mexican influence.


3 posted on 10/06/2010 7:30:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: goldendays
“What’s even more offensive is that this effort has been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. American sovereignty begins in the U.S. Constitution and at the border,” she added. “I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief.”

I'm with her on the first part; I wish I could share her confidence that the 9th Circus Court will do the right thing and recognize that foreign governments have no standing in this matter. The 9th is as nutty as it gets.

4 posted on 10/06/2010 7:32:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: goldendays

How can these foreign countries have standing to join in the action? I thought that standing was required.


5 posted on 10/06/2010 7:32:26 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Justice Breyer: U. S. Constitution should be subordinated to international will

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/941589/posts


6 posted on 10/06/2010 7:34:15 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Feds say global governance at ‘critical juncture’

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=210541


7 posted on 10/06/2010 7:36:37 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

Go Gov. Brewer! This sad, angry, demoralized Arizona native is with you.


8 posted on 10/06/2010 7:36:56 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: goldendays

Solution is simple. The new Congress shall simply not fund the 9th Circuit. Case closed.


9 posted on 10/06/2010 7:37:38 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: goldendays

In each of these countries (third world sh!t pits), the penalty for entering illegally is very harsh.


10 posted on 10/06/2010 7:38:50 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: chooseascreennamepat
"How can these foreign countries have standing to join in the action"

The same way as all those illegals are "standing" in hospital lines, school lines, food stamp lines, welfare lines, automatic-citizenship lines, etc.

We have to be "diverse", and "compassionate" when these illegals break into the USA......

11 posted on 10/06/2010 7:40:49 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama go:nna take care o' me!)
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To: goldendays
As the Governor of AZ she has the rights and the power to call out the national guard in her state to patrol the boarder why has she not done this?
12 posted on 10/06/2010 7:42:29 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: goldendays

she is absolutely correct. None of their dam business


13 posted on 10/06/2010 7:45:02 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: goldendays

These outsiders have no standing.


14 posted on 10/06/2010 7:45:02 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: goldendays
Let me see if I have this right.

The 9th circuit Federal Court, representing the united States of America,is supporting foreign states (countries) in an action against an american State, concerning laws and regulations totally legally under the sole jurisdiction and sole discretion of the united States of America, and the several States.

That ought to play really, really well in national elections next month.

I certainly know it will for me.

15 posted on 10/06/2010 7:48:37 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: 23 Everest

They’re all traitors!


16 posted on 10/06/2010 7:49:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

related:

Arizona is the new Israel
ExurbanLeague.com | Oct. 6, 2010 | Jon
Posted on 10/06/2010 4:49:47 PM PDT by inkling
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2602756/posts

alibi:

Deportations of illegal immigrants climb to new record
Washington Post ^ October 6, 2010 | Shankar Vedantam
Posted on 10/06/2010 5:54:40 PM PDT by Hawk720
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2602811/posts


17 posted on 10/06/2010 7:50:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: goldendays

“....These concerns are a reaction to a school of legal thought arguing that American judges should look to foreign laws and courts for assistance in interpreting the U.S. Constitution....”

Wondering why? Seems these “judges” should know the Constitution before they become “judges”. Why should foreigners know it better?


18 posted on 10/06/2010 7:53:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: goldendays
“I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief.”“I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief.”

The US judicial system is thoroughly corrupt. Judges have a long track record of ignoring all law, precedent, common sense, public interest, and democratic vote to impose the will of the hostile elite. Judicial-fronted tyranny will never be overcome until the other branches and the people assert their Constitution obligation to defend the principle of law against corrupted judges.

19 posted on 10/06/2010 7:54:11 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Dogbert41
Solution is simple. The new Congress shall simply not fund the 9th Circuit. Case closed.

In the Wonderland that Alice visited perhaps.

Congress doesn not fund individual circuit courts. It's all or none.

That, however, is thinking outside the box.
The entire circuit court concept can and maybe should be restructured or eliminated.
But we need to grasp the fact that this is now a huge country, and the Supreme Court could not handle all appeals cases as the final arbitrer.

But that's a whole other issue, because there has not been an effective set of checks and balances to deal with a runaway Supreme Court.

Who judges the judges?

20 posted on 10/06/2010 7:57:09 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: fullchroma

Me too. God protect her and give her victory.


21 posted on 10/06/2010 8:03:01 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: Publius6961

We should stop letting the local Senator nominate judges for the Circuit Courts and District Courts. There is no reason to continue the practice. When you see that G. Bush appointed the judge..it doesn’t mean that he selected the judge. Often the judge was selected by a RAT.


22 posted on 10/06/2010 8:07:39 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: NYTexan

Meanwhile, O’Reilly was sucking up to Janet Napolitano over the “record number” of deportations.
Of course, he didn’t ask her about the “backdoor amnesty” policy of dismissing thousands of deportation cases.


23 posted on 10/06/2010 8:36:04 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: NYTexan

Meanwhile, O’Reilly was sucking up to Janet Napolitano over the “record number” of deportations.
Of course, he didn’t ask her about the “backdoor amnesty” policy of dismissing thousands of deportation cases.


24 posted on 10/06/2010 8:36:11 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: goldendays
"Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile —

Hmmmm....boycott their stuff (You KNOW as a good citizen, liberals are trying to tell you you're supposed to be buying LOCAL anyway).

Start with the produce section at your supermarket....and work up to Embraer and Husqvarna.

25 posted on 10/06/2010 8:49:02 PM PDT by cookcounty (Dec 31st is coming: .....Stop Obama's Midnight Jack-Up!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Including the AZ senator, Juan.


26 posted on 10/06/2010 9:02:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Dogbert41
Solution is simple. The new Congress shall simply not fund the 9th Circuit. Case closed.

Solution is simple. End foreign aid handouts to those countries piling on....in November of course.

27 posted on 10/06/2010 9:08:23 PM PDT by Citizen X_Area 51 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: goldendays

What is her next step? Cant she call a press conference to remind everyone that the Feds are incompetant thus forcing her to take additional actions?


28 posted on 10/06/2010 9:11:07 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I do not trust the 9th Circus to do the right thing ever.


29 posted on 10/06/2010 9:29:55 PM PDT by celtic gal
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EVERY Republican candidate for every seat in Cngress should highlight this issue. Democrat candidates should be made to say whether they stand with the people of ARIZONA or with the gaggle of vile, America-hating kleptocracies south of the border. The White House and Justice Department have sided with the foreigners against America: do all Democrats agree with them? They must be made to declare on this.


30 posted on 10/06/2010 11:03:43 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: chooseascreennamepat; Pearls Before Swine
[Pearls Before Swine] I'm with her on the first part; I wish I could share her confidence that the 9th Circus Court will do the right thing and recognize that foreign governments have no standing in this matter.

[chooseascreennamepat] How can these foreign countries have standing .....

The countries listed are just shills. The real movers are big countries not even party .... China, Russia, others. Countries and plutocratic NGO's and international Communists that want to see the U.S. partitioned, broken up, dissolving into civil war, vaporized.

The Latin countries are just tools in this contest. Notice the lack of symmetry, for instance: We don't even have a way to reach, much less penalize, the front-line "states" ..... and much less again the real movers.

We need a President and Congress who will be willing to do what it takes to turn around the damage wittingly done by Obama and his Communist coconspirators and their overseas backers, and then go abroad and seriously hurt some people for trying to screw with our country and our sovereignty.

I mean, hurt some people.

31 posted on 10/07/2010 3:35:45 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
We need a President and Congress who will be willing to do what it takes to turn around the damage wittingly done by Obama and his Communist coconspirators and their overseas backers, and then go abroad and seriously hurt some people for trying to screw with our country and our sovereignty.

GWB did us no favors by giving the Clinton administraton a pass on the damage they did and not pushing to investigate and prosecute the people responsible. They were just emboldened to pusth the envelope even farther the next chance they got.

32 posted on 10/07/2010 3:49:09 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic
GWB did us no favors by giving the Clinton administraton a pass on the damage they did ....

Time to correct that oversight, isn't it?

Never mind the statute of limitations. Do the investigations, and if necessary let a mob chase Clinton out of the country, even if he's carefully got Congress to shorten the statute of limitations on espionage and treason to 18 months. Dig it all out, make him pay. Make them all pay. Roll Web Hubbell over, make him talk. Make Jamie Gorelick talk, John Huang, Vernon Jordan, all of them.

Then Obama.

And go after Ayers and Dohrn for murder.

33 posted on 10/07/2010 4:31:03 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

There’s also that matter of the people that were subpoened to testify about the Clinton’s fundraising that were allowed to go back to China before they got the chance, and the Chinese government was unable to locate any of them.


34 posted on 10/07/2010 4:37:21 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: goldendays

This is going to be the conflict that will shape the up and coming revolution. Many people have confused the “tea party” movement with being a revolution. It is nothing more than a grievance in the form of protest.

The states are gearing up to battle the regime. The federal regime has taken a stand to battle the states legally. Watch this case closely. It reveals the government’s intent to use force if necessary. They’ve made it top priority to protect and harbor foreign criminals, enemies of the U.S. They are completely seditious in their ways.

It will be very revealing to see just how corrupt the Supreme Court has become and how much of an enema the government requires.Arizona needs our full support. Let’s give it to them and every other state on the roll call to fight back legally, monetarily, and with able bodies if necessary.


35 posted on 10/08/2010 12:04:19 PM PDT by BocoLoco
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To: goldendays

It is outrageous to permit foreign countries sue us for our domestic policy. These countries should be cut off from any aid from us.


36 posted on 10/08/2010 12:10:50 PM PDT by Dante3
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