Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To Heck with the U.S. Constitution Says Arizona Gov.

She may say that now, but the law will inevitably end up in court.  The problem is that Roberts is the Chief Justice, and we know which way he goes.

April 26, 2010, 7:24 pm
Will Arizona’s Immigration Law Survive?
Arizona borderDario Lopez-Mills/Associated Press On the Arizona-Mexico border. 
Arizona’s tough new immigration enforcement law, which was signed on Friday, will face many legal challenges before it goes into effect this summer. Some opponents of the law, the toughest in the nation, predict that it will suffer the same fate as California’s Proposition 187, which was passed in 1994 but never carried out because of legal setbacks and political opposition.
But California’s initiative was aimed at limiting illegal immigrants’ access to social services, while Arizona’s measure focuses on law enforcement: identifying, prosecuting and deporting undocumented immigrants.
What are the possible legal objections to Arizona’s measure, and are they valid or not? What effect will this prospective law have on the rest of the country and on national politics?

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