Roberts and Kennedy joined with the liberals with Kagan having to recuse herself.
Next, Arizona should either sue the federal govt for failing to do their jobs, or
Continue business as usual, until the feds step in and start doing their jobs.
W sure could pick 'em. /s
10:17 U.S. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS KEY PART OF TOUGH ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW, IN DEFEAT FOR OBAMA
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!
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?
In reading his thing, it appears that Kennedy et al are basing this ruling on the grounds of the “Supremacy Clause” in which Congress has the constitutional right to preempt state law. It misses the mark though in that the congressional preemption is NOT the issue, but the federal government’s deliberate refusal to enforce current law.
This what the governor put on her FaceBook page:
The heart of SB 1070 was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sign petition and Stand with Arizona at www.janpac.com
Todays decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens. After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.
While we are grateful for this legal victory, today is an opportunity to reflect on our journey and focus upon the true task ahead: the implementation and enforcement of this law in an even-handed manner that lives up to our highest ideals as American citizens. I know the State of Arizona and its law enforcement officers are up to the task. The case for SB 1070 has always been about our support for the rule of law. That means every law, including those against both illegal immigration and racial profiling. Law enforcement will be held accountable should this statute be misused in a fashion that violates an individuals civil rights.
The last two years have been spent in preparation for this ruling. Upon signing SB 1070 in 2010, I issued an Executive Order directing the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) to develop and provide training to ensure our officers are prepared to enforce this law efficiently, effectively and in a manner consistent with the Constitution. In recent days, in anticipation of this decision, I issued a new Executive Order asking that this training be made available once again to all of Arizonas law enforcement officers. I am confident our officers are prepared to carry out this law responsibly and lawfully. Nothing less is acceptable.
Of course, todays ruling does not mark the end of our journey. It can be expected that legal challenges to SB 1070 and the State of Arizona will continue. Our critics are already preparing new litigation tactics in response to their loss at the Supreme Court, and undoubtedly will allege inequities in the implementation of the law. As I said two years ago on the day I signed SB 1070 into law, “We cannot give them that chance. We must use this new tool wisely, and fight for our safety with the honor Arizona deserves.”
Roberts and Kennedy are there to provide a firewall for the moderate Republican insiders who want illegal immigration.
The GOP insiders are supported by the business interests who want cheap labor and dare I say it, also want Obamacare-Romneycare to bail them out of heathcare costs.
The Supremes may strike down a federal mandate, but allow states to mandate ala Romneycare which is what Willard mean when he speaks of “repealing” Obamacare.
OK Bushites remind us again how we should be on our knees in awe for the Gift of Roberts?
There is no hope of ObamaCare being undone. This decision was an unmitigated expansion of Federal power.
I’m disappointed with “Roberts” and am starting to wonder if hes yet anther bad apple.