Well at least with one judge sitting this one out we will not get the usual 5-4 politically biased decision but we may get a 4-4 crap sandwich which by default goes in favor of the Feds.
Arizona is not attempting to implement a stronger law that the feds so what is the problem? They are simply making sure that Federal law is obeyed even though the Feds deliberately fail miserably in one of their very FEW Constitutionally mandated tasks.
If Arizona cannot do this then, California must be banned from having stricter air pollution regulations for cars. What is the difference? After all, the more restrictive CA emissions regulations impacts the so grossly misused Commerce Clause by forcing auto manufactures to comply with different laws in California than the rest of the country.
Or how about states which have stricter gun laws than the Feds?
Seems the communist filth in Washington wants it both ways and regardless we get it in the end, literally and figuratively.
To summarize, the Feds will punish a state which does not make sure residents follow Federal laws/regulations and the Feds will punish states which do make sure residents follow Federal laws/regulations.
I was thinking along the same lines. What about drug laws?