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Power Is Top Prize In Arizona Immigration Battle - Voters Back State Over Feds
Washington Times ^ | 4/22/12 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 04/23/2012 2:25:58 PM PDT by Lmo56

The Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power.

Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement.

The electorate is clearly on the side of Arizona: A Quinnipiac University Poll last week found that 62 percent of voters said they want the court to uphold the law.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: arizona; immigration; scotus
We need an FR Thread on this on Wednesday - hope that they release tapes and transcripts like for Obamacare ...

I can't keep up with it Wednesday in real-time - got to go to a funeral ...

1 posted on 04/23/2012 2:26:10 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56
Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement.

If they haven't registered to become citizens, they're not 'immigrants', they're denizens.

Denizens are under the jurisdiction of the State, not the feds.

This was the legal state of this subject in Virginia, when the federal constitution was adopted; it declares that congress shall have power to establish an uniform rule of naturalization; throughout the United States; but it also further declares, that the powers not delegated by the constitution to the U. States, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, respectively or to the people. The power of naturalization, and not that of denization, being delegated to congress, and the power of denization not being prohibited to the states by the constitution, that power ought not to be considered as given to congress, but, on the contrary, as being reserved to the states.
St. George Tucker

These constitutional ignoramuses disguised as O-Holes attorneys are killing us.

2 posted on 04/23/2012 6:43:00 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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