Skip to comments.Judge Strikes Key Provisions of South Carolina Immigration Law
Posted on 12/22/2011 11:42:55 AM PST by ColdOne
A federal judge on Thursday blocked three key provisions of South Carolina's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration.
U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel granted the federal government's request for an injunction against the law that's set to take effect Jan. 1.
The ruling applies to portions that require law officers to check the status of anyone they stop for something else and suspect is in the country illegally. Gergel also halted the implementation of sections pertaining to the transportation of illegal immigrants and immigrant registration cards.
Gergel has denied the state's request that he suspend all court hearings
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Richard Mark Gergel
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office: August 9, 2010
Appointed by: Barack Obama
Former personal injury attorney nominated by The One and
elevated to the Federal bench.
Paging Newt Gingrich.
And the Black-Robed Priests strike again, eviscerating a worthy tool to combat illegals.
And Faux-Obama and AP-Obama are all over it.
4*(&ing judges. The fix was in on this one.
Because Obama declares it (whatever the it is) everyone must obey. Whoa, we’re getting a little (a lot) dictatorial these days. Whoever thought that stopping illegals and asking their status would be against the law? Has the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona suit yet?
Isn’t there a single non-marxist judges out there?
Why every issue is decided by marxist judge? How it is decided which judge is in charge..questions gop not willing to ask
Amazing... we’re simply not allowed to defend against a foreign invasion.
Hey judge - Newt’s coming!! This is a SCOTUS issue not some federal judge’s.
Do States have no rights to defend themselves any more?
His solution is amnesty as “we can’t deport them”. He is part of the problem, not solution.
It appears that the libs just keep going from court to court, escalating their case until they come to a friendly (Marxist, as you would say) judge. This judge then rules in their favor and BAM, they get their way.
States don’t even need legislators thanks to these brilliant judges!
The elite have decided to elect themselves another people.
Since it is the DOJ which is suing them, South Carolina should suspend all cooperation with the Feds on criminal investigations pending the outcome of this case.
Wait a second, they're Repubs right? Ok Judge, have it your way while we lie down & grovel before you! sarc/
Does that mean relatives of Americans from all backgrounds and countries can move to America -- no questions asked? We should turn back in their faces.
car stopped for whatever reason
police - let me see license, insurance and registration number
driver - This is harassment of an illegal alien!!
police - Have a nice day
I can’t believe how many people repeat that mantra of ‘we can’t deport them all’.
Whats the fear? Classes empty out? The horrors.
Less wait time in the hospital? save me,save me.
More jobs available? Where will we get the people????
How abut the crooked bums in SC politics and judicial that allow this?
When o When are these governors going to grow a set and tell the Federal judge to get lost. They have no jurisdiction over a sovereign state. Only SCOTUS does. The constitution is very clear.
Sew the wind, REAP the whirlwind. sheesh
In 1994 California passed Proposition 187 to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using health care, public education, and other social services in the U.S. State of California. Voters passed the proposed law as a referendum in November 1994, citing economic concerns. Majority rules, right? Wrong.
The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals against the ruling.
At that point I realized that the people no longer have a voice in how this country operates. We've been co-opted by federal bureaucrats and a judicial system that ignores the demands of the people and merrily proceeds to build its utopian welfare state. It uses any means necessary, including voter fraud, to accomplish its goals.
Many Californians here warned the same dictatorial policies were headed to other states. We were met with hoots about "land of fruits and nuts," and "we hope California falls into the ocean." Welcome to the future, FRiends.
Staes rights and state laws mean NOTHING under Obama. Constitution? What Constitution!
Anyone one else get the feeling we’re rapidly approaching the rubicon in this country?
Time to get organized.
Back when it was just accepted the House of Reps would forever be rat, he engineered and pulled off their overthrow. Similarly, it is given there is little we can do about the black-robed tyrants who usurp the Constitutional will of the sovereign people. Here is his solution to Marxist Jugdes.
I agree with you, but the snake rots from the head down. BO is letting them get away with it.
Let me understand this...a leftist, Marxist judge rules against a state law and the state must cease and desist right away. But....a Federal Judge rules that Obamacare is unconstitutional and no implementation of any kind should be allowed to move forward until the Supreme Court gives its final ruling and his order is completely ignored and billions are spent on implementation?
Exactly. Now you have it.
Sure makes Newt’s presidential win more worthy.
I’m sure the Republican field is outraged /sarc
Why? Are you looking to get married?
Impeach the bastard!
These autocratic black robed bastards are a true barometer of the corruption in our country, and for that matter a preview of the tyranny to come if they’re not stopped. It should be obvious to all but the most obtuse that this present federal government has nothing but contempt for the whole notion of government by consent of the governed.
I wish the feebs had crossed it already.
Friggin no good MARXISTS.
This out of control judge makes a case for Newt.
Just making a point that the locals and state are woven into the fabric with the jackasses and fat cats in fed.
Isn’t it amazing all the things they allow cops to do, even confiscating various items for asset forfeiture without probable cause or warrant, yet they can’t ID possible illegals? Within the entire realm of police powers given by the court, this is pretty minor.
Yep. I predict Newt will get a bounce from this in SC.
It makes no difference because when Obama's gone, this judge will still be there.