The United States Supreme Court will hear the case of the United States vs. the State of Arizona. This is the case involving SB1070, Arizona’s tough immigration law.
From the Washington Times:
The Supreme Court announced Monday it will take the case of Arizona’s tough immigration crackdown law, adding yet another contentious clash between the Obama administration and the states to its docket.
The case, which has attracted national attention, pits Arizona against the Obama administration, which sued and won court orders blocking implementation of most of the law at both the district and appeals court levels. Arizona’s law spawned a host of copycat laws in other states, and most of them have likewise seen their key provisions blocked by court challenges from the administration.
At stake is Arizona’s goal of granting state and local police the power to check the immigration status of persons they encounter during their duties, such as traffic stops. Administration lawyers argue the state statutes infringe on what is federal responsibility to police the borders and set immigration policy.
Justice Kagan has come under fire for not recusing herself from the decision to hear challenges to the new health care law.
She was Mr. Obama’s solicitor general from March 2009 up through May 2010, though she stopped taking part in cases in March 2010 so she would preserve her ability to hear them as a justice.
With Kagan gone, only eight members of the Supreme Court will hear this case. There will be four conservative members, three liberals, and Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote.
Portions of SB1070 were initially blocked by a Federal Judge in Arizona. Arizona appealed and the District Court judgment was upheld in a 2-1 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The good news for us is that the Ninth Circuit is the most reversed circuit in the Federal Appellate Court system.
Even if the Supremes rule in favor of Arizona, the litigation is not over. The matter will be sent back to the District Court in Arizona one way or another.
However, since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, there is a fairly good chance the case will be reversed.
YES WE ARE EXCITED HERE IN PHOENIX
I pray as well.
It should be reversed, but whenever out of a clear blue sky the Supreme Court steps forward, Obama thinks he has the upper hand. Kagan shouldn't even hold her position period - Obama slamdunked us on that one too! The problem with the hearing could be if they are deciding this case based on the actual legality of SB 1070 Or will they be deciding if Arizona is enforcing a law that our Government is suppose to enforce. We all know how the Government is handling illegal aliens. Obama gives them a free ride every time we turn around
WE'RE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE IN ARIZONA
THE COUNTRY IS A LOT OF TROUBLE
WHEN STATES HAVE TO FIGHT FOR LIFE
AGAINST OPPRESSIVE UNAMERICAN CENTRAL GOVT
A NATION DIVIDED CANNOT STAND
EITHER WE CRUSH THE LIBERALS
OR THEY CRUSH THE LIFE OUT OF US
We are in a Civil War without the physical bloodshed, yet.
If we don't win the election, our country is doomed.
Obama will not be in the next election. Surprises coming in February 2012,
concur, obama - a la LBJ - will bow out prior to democrat convention. fast & furious will be in the hands of a special prosecutor & barry will point to republican "partisan politics" obstructing his ability to rule effectively.
hillary will reluctantly step in as the democrat nominee.
dangerous - she'll grant obama a presidential pardon and his actions as president will be locked in. republican president would open his background & then simple matter to prove his ineligibility - i believe his legal name remains barry soreto - bho a hip africa name he started using in college w/o ever legally changing his name.
Makes sense. Hillary running is scary because so many useful idiots in this country think she is the way to go.
Please fill me in on your claim. I would love nothing better than to see him and many others go without us having to remove them one way or another
William, I pray you are right...and as I have been wondering why he is basically sitting back doing nothing, I feel he already has plans...you may be right...and I doubt Hillary would win...I think we all TP think she is the same as o!@#$%^ ...
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is the most reversed circuit in the Appellate Court system because they are a bunch of agenda driven liberals.