Tom Horne, sworn in as the new state attorney general, promises in his inaugural speech Monday to enforce SB 1070, the state's new law aimed at illegal immigrants. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
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Seeing what Brewer's signing of SB1070 did to side track the Buzz Mills train and elect Governor Brewer, notwithstanding her guttsy but highly unpopular stand on sale tax increases, it's no wonder Tom Horne will attempt to hitch his caboose to the SB1070 train, as well.
However, those who appreciate Constitutional Law and particularly Federal Pre-emption see rough track ahead. Horne would be best advised to keep near the rear of the train so that if and when it does derail at the 9th Circuit, he does not get off track as well.
Thank you Tom Horne! It's refreshing to have an elected official actually perform his duties by abiding by the wishes of his constituents!
When the 9 speak I will be satisfied that is what checks and balances are 4. I might not like the there decision but I will stand by it, as much I like to whine about the government I believe in it.
Earth to Tom Horne! Earth to Tom Horne!
Someone please tell this politician that there's really not much to defend because the law has been for the most "enjoined." He might want to get his old legal dictionary out to understand what that means. Jeeeesh.....!!!! It's amazing he went to Harvard Law!
Ooops.... I get it... that's right. He wasn't intending to really defend the law but rally his base. There you have it. We've elected a politician to do a lawyer's job. He'll be spouting this theme throughout his term regardless of the legal status of this law because it helps him with the voters. It's just the same ol' of the same ol' Arizona politics.
supreme court, the final say
That's right abi. Whimper and whine about it all you like.
I wouldn't hold my breath expecting an intelligent comment from you. All you do is uncritically taunt other commenters with your unfriendly banter. I was speaking about Tom Horne's political tactics that I CAN GUARANTEE he will be utilizing when folks realize he's not very good at directing anything without damaging it with his incomprehensible skills at reasoning. Maybe if he just let's some of those that he's appointed to his office do their job, he may get some results. And I'm assuming with that last statement that he doesn't get involved in a manner that would just jeopardize whatever case they have before them. His inability to legally reason juridical subject matter poses a great danger to any case that comes across his desk. His previous inability to do anything meaningful for the state of Arizona in the field of education is the evidence that demonstrates this incompetence.
rjenn and abi,
There is no guarentee that the US Supreme Court will hear the SB1070 issue. Unless and not until a similar law gets passed in another state or states in other circuit courts of appeal and they decide differently than does the 9th circuit is the Supreme Court likely to take on an appeal. The Supremes usually wait until they perceive a difference in rulings coming out of the lower court before they grant certiori to hear the cases and make a decision directing those and the other 10 or so circuits.
On SB1070 there were other states having a look and see at SB1070, but have any stepped up to the plate and passed legislation? I have not heard. Certainly there has been no fuss about other appeals challenging any new state immigration law.
Same thing applied to Don't Ask, Don't Tell. We have that one case by Log Cabin Republicans in Riverside which ruled the policy as discriminatory. There might have been another case back east, but I don't have the details. With repeal, this matter is moot.
No the CA defense of marriage act [a constitutional amendment] was overturned in State Court, after the original matter was heard in State Court. The ballot initiative addressed that state court ruling. Not unlike SB1070, neither Gerry Brown nor Arnold Schwarteneger were interested in defending the federal court case brought to overturn the ballot initiative, so when challenged in court, the judge allowed others to defend.
For those one or two of you who might have taken the time to read the opinion, it was plane that the defenders did a poor job. The appeal will be heard soon in the 9th Circuit. Most people in the know believe it will be upheld as unconstitutional.
Here again, there is little if any parallel action in other circuits. So it is not at all likely that the Supreme Court will take the matter up,soon.
Is this so hard to follow?
"plain" not "plane" and "Now" not "No"
tom horne, while your at it try enforcing the newest version of don't ask don't tell, the employer sanctions law...
That's it abi, just keep whimpering and whining.
Dale, Legislative leaders in at least half a dozen states say they will propose bills similar to a controversial law to fight illegal immigration that was adopted by Arizona last spring, even though a federal court has suspended central provisions of that statute.
The efforts, led by Republicans, are part of a wave of state measures coming this year aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.
Legislators have also announced measures to limit access to public colleges and other benefits for illegal immigrants and to punish employers who hire them.
Next week, at least five states plan to begin an unusual coordinated effort to cancel automatic United States citizenship for children born in this country to illegal immigrant parents.
So Dale and the rest of you open border lefties are going to have loads of fun laughing at us silly republicans who think we can enforce federal laws.
Good show rrjenn![wink]
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