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Announcing the Court’s Opinion on Arizona Immigration Law

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Sketches of the Supreme Court announcing its opinion in Arizona v. U.S. The Court upheld in part and struck down in part Arizona’s law, SB 1070, aimed at curtailing illegal immigration. Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority…..SC120625_Kennedy

…..and Justice Scalia dissented.
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The Tucson Citizen has the story here.

 

 

Posted in Opinions, Supreme Court Tagged with: , , , ,

This Land Is (Not) Your Land

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Things just kept getting better for Arizona governor Jan Brewer, in the right foreground above, and the state’s mean-spirited anti-immigration law, SB 1070, especially when the Chief Justice cut off Solicitor General Verrilli before he could even begin his argument saying, “No part of your argument has to do with racial or ethnic profiling, does it?” Which, of course, is the elephant in the room.

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When Verrilli later in his argument sought to illustrate the harrasment of legal Latinos by citing population percentages Scalia interjected, “Sounds like racial profiling to me”.

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The lawyer for Arizona, Paul Clement, on the other hand faced moderate questions from the Justices as he sought to soften the edges of a harsh law.

Dahlia Lithwick’s story here.

 

Posted in Arguments, Supreme Court Tagged with: , ,

Busy Day

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Started out the day at the Supreme Court sketching arguments on an Arizona law that punishes employers of illegal immigrants.  Pictured above is Arizona’s Solicitor General Mary O’Grady.

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Then on to U.S. District Court in Baltimore for the initial appearance of yet another young man roped in by FBI agents posing as terrorists.  Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain is said to have attempted to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center in Catonsville, MD.

Would-be bomber story here.

SCOTUSblog story here.

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