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Letters: Justice blind? Court dismissal of Brewer's 1070 suit is political

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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 5:31 pm

There was a time in this country when citizens could expect to receive fair and equal justice in our courts. I guess that was before we had “activist” judges presiding over our courts. Although not unexpected, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, appointed by Democrat President Bill Clinton, has dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s lawsuit that accuses the federal government of failing to enforce immigration laws or maintain control of our state’s border with Mexico. Bolton is the same federal judge that struck down the key parts of SB 1070. Brewer’s lawsuit was seeking a court order that in affect would require the Obama administration to actually protect Arizona citizens until the border with Mexico was finally controlled. All it took to get this lawsuit dismissed appears to have been a request by the Obama administration to throw out the lawsuit. Is this how justice will be dispensed in the future, based on politics rather than law? I don’t think you will find anyone (Democrat or Republican) who agree that the AZ border with Mexico is secure and controlled and that Arizona citizens are “safe”. In an election year where ever vote counts it’s clear that Obama will do nothing that might alienate potential Hispanic voters. So much for “justice is blind”. In the Bolton court it would appear that the view may be strictly political. The federal government won’t enforce our nation’s immigration laws, Bolton says that the AZ police are not allowed to enforce our immigration laws. By this latest action Judge Bolton says AZ cannot sue the feds to make them protect us from the influx of illegal’s. Surely Obama’s refusal to protect our border with Mexico and the citizens of AZ is a clear violation of his oath of office or at least his requirement under the constitution to uphold and enforce our laws.

Dan Watson

Gilbert

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