I don’t believe the SCOTUS realizes the far reaching implications of their ruling in this case.
If a state cannot enforce a law or statute on their books that is an exact mirror of a federal law because of sole federal jurisdiction, in this case immigration, then they cannot enforce ANY laws that are overlapping of federal authority.
Bank robbery, kidnapping, financial investments and regulations, INCOME TAXES could ALL be subject to this haywire ruling.
I can foresee a time when a person is stopped for some minor traffic infraction, and during an ID check this person is found to have several outstanding FEDERAL warrants, and the policeman simply gives the driver a ticket for the infraction and says, “Have a nice day.”.............
“that is an exact mirror of a federal law”
Scalia himself admits that the AZ law was not an ‘exact mirror’ of the federal law. This is why the provisions that were not an ‘exact mirror’ were struck down.
Had AZ passed an exact mirror, it would have been upheld in full instead of upheld in part and dismissed in part.
I think this should be Arizona's next move - they should ANNOUNCE they will no longer detain persons with outstanding federal warrants for fear of interferring with federal law enforcement.