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Supreme Court Delivers Mixed Ruling on Arizona's Immigration Law
- Tuesday, 26 June 2012 08:11
- Written by Cliff Levine
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on Arizona's immigration law, SB1070, which liberals have called controversial. Justice Elena Kagan, the yenta that's never been a judge, recused herself from the case because she helped craft the Obama administration's case, just as she did for Obamacare. The ruling has mixed responses from both parties, both of which are claiming partial victory. Putting the clutter aside, the primary issue, which brought the case trial, was upheld.
From the Washington Compost:
The primary reason that Obama's Justice Department sued Arizona was the provision in SB1070 that allowed police officers to ask a suspect for identification and their immigration status. Given the amount of criminal problems that have occured with illegal immigrants, asking a suspect for their immigration status is not only logical, it's not illegal, and that's what the Supreme Court ruled. Arizona and other states haven't even had a chance to interpret the law, so the Supreme Court felt it was not reasonable to block this part of the law because it's unknown if it conflicts with federal law.
The Supreme Court struck down other parts of the law that interfered with federal law. The thought here is that if a state doesn't like federal law, the state cannot make its own law to follow. They need to elect federal officials that have the ability to change the laws through legislation, not make their own.
So, the victory can be celebrated by both Democrats and Republicans. But make no mistake, Arizona was sued over their immigration law because of the immigration status check. That's been deemed as "controversial" by liberals and this part of the law was upheld. That is a blow to the Obama administration.
Cliff Levine is a contributing editor for Habledash.