Judge blocks immigration status checks and ID requirements of Arizona’s immigration law
I’m not surprised. I thought this law would run afoul of federal law, and I had some serious reservations about the first go around before the Arizona legislature amended it, but the reasoning seems pretty weak to me. I am not a lawyer so I can’t really comment on all the legal precedent and doctrines, etc. but just the way the judge wrote the opinion makes everything seem like such a stretch. It doesn’t matter much however, AZ is also in the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals so I hold out no hope for a reversal there, and personally I doubt the Supreme Court will accept the case, so unless by some miracle Arizona can win at the actual trial (highly doubtful) this is where things stand until congress acts.
(NY Times – Ruling is a warning to other states)
(The Corner – Judge’s ruling is a carefully cultivated fiction that preserves the de facto amnesty that the executive branch has declared)
(Legal Insurrection – Here and Here)
The Redemption of Andrew Breitbart? – At Honesty in Motion GS writes –
All too many conservatives were willing to sell Andrew Breitbart right down the river after the canonization of Saint Shirley Sherrod last week. It really was disappointing to see how the “progressive” thought-crime complex has been able to infect so many minds so completely.
As one of those who “sold Breitbart down the river” I would like to respond; My complaint had nothing to do with Shirley Sherrod and whether or not she is a racist. I don’t really care is she is or not. It has everything to do with whether or not Andrew Breitbart was honest in his presentation of this story. He wasn’t. In his initial story he implied that he had the complete tape of her remarks to the NAACP, he used an obviously edited tape in his story without determining origin or context, when he was caught he pulled away from what he had initially written regarding Sherrod and racism and tried to shift the target to the NAACP. In short he was dishonest in his handling of this story throughout it’s initial phases. That is my complaint against Breitbart and if that means that I have been infected by the progressive media machine then I guess I am infected, but I stand by the assertion I made when this story broke – I will never again trust a Breitbart sourced story without extensive double checking. The fact that he lucked out on this one doesn’t change my view one bit.
(I accidentally hit publish earlier so some editing has been done, no real change to content just some reorganization and clean up)