Skip to comments.Supreme Court casts doubt on Obama’s immigration law claim
Posted on 04/25/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Supreme Court justices took a dim view of the Obama administrations claim that it can stop Arizona from enforcing immigration laws, telling government lawyers during oral argument Wednesday that the state appears to want to push federal officials, not conflict with them.
The court was hearing arguments on Arizonas immigration crackdown law, which requires police to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally, and would also write new state penalties for illegal immigrants who try to apply for jobs.
The Obama administration has sued, arguing that those provisions conflict with the federal governments role in setting immigration policy, but justices on both sides of the aisle struggled to understand that argument.
It seems to me the federal government just doesnt want to know whos here illegally, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said at one point.
The Arizona law requires all police to check with federal officials if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. The government argues that is OK when its on a limited basis, but said having a state mandate for all of its law enforcement is essentially a method of trying to force the federal government to change its priorities.
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Here comes another 9th Circuit smackdown.
Gingrich is right. It’s long past time to break that Circuit up into 2 or even 3 smaller ones.
How dare you force the President to faithfully execute the law?
Is it almost neener, neener time??
Prayers for AZ SB1070 and sound jurisprudence to prevail in this case...
“It seems to me the federal government just doesnt want to know whos here illegally, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said at one point.”
I’d say that sums the issue up pretty nicely!
Schumer does want their and their friends votes......
Only this in Caps under a photo:
...and then fence it in with triple concertina and lock the gate. Make it like the Roach Motel - They can check in, but they can’t check out!
I think Roberts didn’t go far enough with his statement. Not only does the government not want to know who is here illegally, I’m convinced they don’t care. And they have no effective means of determining who these individuals are and where they are. The government might want to outsource the tracking of U.S. residents to Fedex. But kudos to Roberts for speaking out on the issue.
This administration would suffer weekly smackdowns if the GOP leadership had the backbone to bring half of Obama’s excesses to trial.
Keep praying for sanity folks!
I think it's time for Obama to warn the SCOTUS (the five bad ones) again to NOT overturn any bill he signed, he says it's OK to overturn DOMA. That would be a sound legal decision.
Obama knows, he is a legal scholar.
Legal scholar....I’ll wager 1500 FReepers who never attended law school, could impeach the logic of Obama.
Obama is a fake....knows nothing about the law...
Don’t blame the lawyer, he is charged with defending the indefensible. Obama believes he can modify gov’t policy by selective enforcement of existing law while executive orders covers the laws he wishes he had. Obama’s legacy is written in pencil, and the Supreme Court is a huge eraser.
“Imagine if Obama lost on both Obama-care and the Arizona illegal immigration invasion defense bill???”
Imagine that we could even imagine him winning either!
I’m still in shock that we have a population electing the dunderheads to get us where we are even considering some crappola like Obamacare and not defending our borders.
“The court was hearing arguments on Arizonas immigration crackdown law, which requires police to check the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally,”
And this morning Romney came out that he didn’t like police checking immigration status.
Ok, Mitt, WHO is going to check their status then? YOU??? ME??? Don’t think so!
And Newt just bailed, as usual.
Same ol’ crap, different election year. The heck with the GOP and their never ending nonsense. I’m voting for Ron Paul, at least he stands for something out of the GOP ordinary Rino.
With the MSM, they’d have the public convinced this was a double victory for Obama, proving him right, that we need him more than ever.