Arizona Governor Brewer has the authority to proclaim an emergency and mobilize all or any part of the state guard or the unorganized militia into service of the state.
Ariz. Const. art. 5, § 3
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 26-174.
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 26-122.
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 26-121.
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 26-172.
N.B. Unlike Arizona SB-1070, these do not pertain to immigration but to a proclamation of an emergency and the protection of lives or property.
There is no reason for Brewer to stand by idly while the lives and property of Arizonans are threatened.
Inaction is complicity!
I did no know that the governor of Arizona also had that authority. That’s for the information.
It is hard to comprehend why she, Perry and Martinez don’t all act, not only by mobilizing armed force but also by taking many other steps that don’t violate the preemption of federal law that Arizona lost on. There are many such measures, including the licensing exemption in the federal law.