Skip to comments.Court strikes down most of Arizona immigration law, but leaves key provision in place (1070)
Posted on 06/25/2012 7:26:29 AM PDT by pabianice
SCOTUS strikes-down 3 of 4 S1170 provisions; says immigration is under federal control. One section -- allowing police to check immigration status after legal stopes -- sent back to 9th District Court for review.
Why? The two issues are not even closely connected
Roberts is political - if he wasn't, he'd have upheld The Constitution and never sworn in the usurper (the second time using a koran!)! Don't count on him to sink 0bamascare!
Section 2b of the law was upheld:
and §2(B) requires officers conducting a stop, detention, or arrest to make efforts, in some circumstances, toverify the persons immigration status with the Federal Government.
Sections stuck down:
Section 3 makes failure to comply with federal alien-registration requirements a state misdemeanor; §5(C)makes it a misdemeanor for an unauthorized alien to seek or engage in work in the State; §6 authorizes state and local officers to arrest without a warrant a person the officer has probable cause to believe . . . has committed any public offense that makes the person removable
from the United States
The issue Romney can win on is: “I will nominate only conservative justices”.
10:17 U.S. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS KEY PART OF TOUGH ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW, IN DEFEAT FOR OBAMA
Yes, the SC upheld the key portion of the law.
A number of libs on MSNBC have been predicting that Roberts would be siding with the Democrat 4 justices on a number of these to appease the liberals attacking the court, and to avoid 5 to 4s.
Judge Napolitano says the law was basically struck down. This tells me the so called conservatives on the SC have been intimidated or bought.
This also tells me obamacare will probably stand.
After all, they all allowed a Kenyan to inhabit the white house.
looks to me like you cant just stop’em or detain them for no reason but if you do for another offence than they can be asked “Your Papers Please”......
Fox news is reporting:
“The provision that was upheld requires state and local police officers, during routine stops, to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect could be in the country illegally.”
That’s still on the positive side.
DISASTROUS ruling for AZ and states. States are going to have NO control over immigration. None. Zero.
I’ve been saying all along, and received much ridicule, this is NOT a states rights conservative Court. This is a big federal power SCOTUS. I don’t care what the O Care ruling is, don’t read the headlines, read the decision.
The court did not mention what states should do when the fed government will not enforce laws that hurt individual states. I would separate that issue. Also make it a referendum so the peoples voice could be heard.
See, it doesn’t matter who gets to appoint. They will still side with the other weasels.
Romney’s record in Mass was horrible for court appointments.
Checks are okay:
The mandatory nature of the status checks does not inter- fere with the federal immigration scheme. Consultation between fed- eral and state officials is an important feature of the immigration system. In fact, Congress has encouraged the sharing of information about possible immigration violations.
But rest of law falls for preemption — federal law trumps state.
We lost that War. Remember?
My understanding is that once again, Fox blows it on breaking news; if I’m reading the analysis correctly, it’s mostly the opposite of what they reported — Arizona can implement the check for citizenship on anyone arrested by the police on a criminal charge, but the remainder of the law is sent back to the 9th Circuit for further review.
The question now is can that single provision stand on its own, or does the court action mean Arizona has to go back to the drawing board on their immigration law.
So basically, all the states can do is bend over and hand out welfare checks while saying "Welcome Senior and Seniorita!" and hope somebody in the Federal Government eventually decides to enforce the immigration laws, which ain't going to happen because the Feds are all pandering for those "precious" Hispanic vote!
Mr. RomneyCARE deliberately SCREWED everyone in
Massachusetts through his LIBERAL DNC judges
(he ignored the GOP), and imposed ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE
and Romney’s DEATH PANELS.