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Down Goes Arizona's Immigration Law

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member


    Based solely on reading the excerpts, I am heartened that the majority at least recognized the basic principle of federal preemption with respect to something as basic as regulating immigration (preemption meaning if there is a federal standard/law, states cannot impose a different standard and are therefore "preempted" from enacting a contrary law). Its sad but I used to rely upon the SCOTUS (and federal courts of appeals) making such basic decisions, but now with the politicization of the law, I hold my breath.

    I give credit to Kennedy for being a pragmatic centrist and to Roberts for not going political.

    As for dissenters Scalia, Thomas and Alito? Go back and study Con Law 101 again, please.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Wow I did not know that this ruling came down today.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for starting this thread so the board can finally discuss this.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Board members must have been busy today. This seems like it would be a hot board topic.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I myself go to phonesexhoneys for such.
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Scalia's dissent is ridiculous. More lie to the "strict constructionist" BS.
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I don't know why the United States uses such and archaic and outdated system for determining ultimate judicial decisions.

    The Supreme Court needs to come out from behind its walls of secrecy and install live television cameras in its chambers.

    Then, each justice should sing or dance his or her way through a series of challenges.

    The American citizenry could call into a switchboard and vote a justice off the panel each week.

    The one judge remaining would then decide all of the cases heard by the court during that session.

    Of course I'm hoping that Antonin Scalia has at least three left feet and can't carry a tune in a bucket.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    A smokescreen. A preemptive bone thrown to the left so they can maintain "we don't automatically take our marching orders from the right."

    Even though they do.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    SCOTUS pretty much split the baby, which I think it will do also with health care. Both sides can claim something.

    It's not settled yet whether the one provision it let stand (allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws) will stand under further litigation. There are pre-emptive lawsuits filed already that allege this will lead to racial profiling. Other suits will undoubtedly be filed once this law goes into effect and begins to be enforced.

    So we haven't heard the last of SB 1070 by a long shot.
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I prefer three-year-old breaking obits myself.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  12. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    In his dissent, Scalia cites fugitive slave laws.

    Would that I were making that up.
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