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Arizona Asks SCOTUS To Reinstate Immigration Law

Arizona Asks SCOTUS To Reinstate Immigration Law


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a lower court ruling that stayed key parts of the state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.

Today was the deadline to file the appeal, and those following the development of the law and the legal challenges expected the move.

Federal courts have come down harshly on the Arizona law, most recently denying Brewer’s request to have a district court decision barring enforcement of the law thrown out.  The Supreme Court has discretion on whether to hear her appeal or not.

Brewer is arguing that the lower court decisions conflict with Supreme Court precedents.

So far the Justice Department has not responded to the notice of appeal, though it likely came as little surprise.  Their position is the law intrudes on the exclusive authority of the federal government to regulate immigration, disrupts relations between the U.S. and Mexico and hinders cooperation between state and federal officials and burdens legal immigrants.

Should the Supreme Court agree to accept review of the case, arguments will happen during the court’s next term, which begins in October.

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2:47AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Thank you.

2:46AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Thank you.

10:39AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011


12:47AM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:41AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

why the hell dot they just partool their own border if necessary set up their own crossings and return people they dont want to accept?

10:49PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

SCOTUS will weigh the facts carefully before jeopardizing those already in Arizona.

12:30PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

Supreme Court should tell all states low and clear that this is Federal jurisdiction and done of their so-called immigration laws are valid.

11:04AM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

Illegal immigration has been an issue ever since the Europeans came illegally to this country and disseminated the natives. So, why on earth is Obama being blamed for it? Does it mean that when there is a Republican president in the White House, he considers illegals “Undocumented Republicans? We have poverty and crime because of the greedy bastards that are running the country, not because of illegal immigration. And yes, we have a say as to how our country should be run, if we elected people we brain-power and common sense, instead of the chimpanzees and baboons we have in Capitol Hill.

7:34AM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

@Steve R
"Perhaps Arizona should introduce and enforce some different laws:

1. English only - if you don't speak English, go away and come back when you do."

Well, there goes half the teabaggers.

This is a matter of law, not the problem of illegals. If Brewer wants to enact laws, she should sit down and actually read the constitution first.

6:58AM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

Yes! Let justice prevail! I am thankful to know that the racist and unfair side of this law stayed stayed.

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