John / Billybob
Was the State of Arizona a party to this suit? I must have missed the words "Original Jurisdiction" in my copy of the Constitution. Perhaps I have an outdated one.
The whole thing is nothing more than make them ALL voters, er, citizens, was just a matter of time until the truth came out, blame it on some wee little jerk sitting off in a wee little office. This don’t fly, done by the big little jerk himself..
I don't understand why Arizona didn't challenge the federal courts jurisdiction in this matter.
Arizona ISN'T trying to make a rule for aliens to become citizens, or to act in a manner contrary to the federal government's authority to make a uniform rule of naturalization.
Arizona is simply doing it's civil duty in relation to the denizens of the State.
The power of naturalization, and not that of denization, being delegated to congress, and the power of denization not being prohibited to the states by the constitution, that power ought not to be considered as given to congress, but, on the contrary, as being reserved to the states. And as the right of denization did not make a citizen of an alien, but only placed him in a middle state, between the two, giving him local privileges only, which he was so far from being entitled to carry with him into another state, that he lost them by removing from the state giving them, the inconveniencies which might result from the indirect communication of the rights of naturalized citizens, by different modes of naturalization prevailing in the several states, could not be apprehended.