Chief Justice Robers and his cohorts effectively rendered the 10th amendment null and void with their SB1070 ruling. States rights no longer exist.
Unless enough States say they do exist and NULLIFY this ruling. Let's see what the Governors of the 26 States who sued the Fedgov have to say.
Maybe you missed my point that States' Rights were upheld even in this awful ruling. The Fedgov has now been limited on how it abuses the "commerce clause", even if to a small extent. I foresee many lawsuits in favor of States's rights, depending on the issue.
And no, I don't think that Roberts had that in mind for future rulings. But he, and the liberals on the court set precedence. They now have to live with it, until its over-ruled by a future Supreme Court.
I disagree. Although they ruled against AZ for passing immigration laws that mirrored Fedgov immigration law (which is not a State right no matter how much you twist the Constitution) ,they did uphold that AZ has a State right for LEO's to determine if someone they have detained if they are legally in the country.
I tend to agree with that ruling. I'm an ex-MinuteMan and have been a FAIR supporter since 1987. I was anti-illegal immigration proponent before it was ever a concern.
Plus, you forget that in 2011, the USSC held up Arizona's right to require employers to E-Verify their employees. That was a huge win and why AZ is experiencing less traffic over their border and less illegals looking for jobs.
IMHO, you are wrong about AZ SB1070. It was a win for States' rights. Arizona can now Constitutionally allow their local LEO's to determine if someone is legally in this country. The whole profiling/racist thing was put to bed, for the time being. Of course, there will be persons/groups that bring this stupid profiling thing back up, but it was still a States' Rights win. Yes, Obama has pretty much nullified that with his 800,000 or so free pass to children of illegals and his EO of stopping deporting such? Enjoy a partial win while you can! Have a pizza! Have a beer or two...