US Supreme Court to hear AZ SB 1070 case

Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case involving key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070, the law dealing with illegal immigration. (Certiorari Granted 11-182). The case is titled: Arizona v. United States.

In her jubilant response to the news Gov. Jan Brewer issued this statement commending the U.S. Supreme Court for its decision to review and hear arguments pertaining to a federal court injunction against critical portions of SB 1070, and expressed confidence that the High Court will uphold Arizona’s constitutional authority and obligation to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens.

Justice Elena Kagan has recused herself from this case due to her involvement as Solicitor General when the Obama administration sued Arizona in 2010.  Last term, Kagan recused herself from another Arizona case — Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v. Whiting — dealing with the E-Verify system — allowing Arizona to revoke the business licenses of employers who knowingly hired illegal alien workers. It also required businesses to check their employees’ immigration status on the federal government’s electronic verification system. It passed in a 5-3 decision.

Questions regarding illegal immigration and health care have dominated the Republican primary debates. These critical issues will play major roles when the Republican nominee takes on Obama. The justices’ decision to rule this term on the constitutionality of both SB 1070 and the nearly 2000 page ObamaCare monstrosity HR 3962, is welcomed by citizens who look to the U.S. Constitution for relief from the oppressive administration currently in power.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case they accepted today will likely impact similar laws passed by Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.

4 Responses to US Supreme Court to hear AZ SB 1070 case

  1. Blackbeard says:

    Obama really got a gem with his appointment of Kagan to the Supreme Court. She is so deeply embedded with the leftist Obama, that she recuses from cases that I am glad to see her off of.

  2. Army Of One says:

    SB1070 has been a blessing to this state. Its author Russell Pearce is a hero to many of us.

  3. Villanova says:

    Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne weighed in on this issue today, also. He’s one smart guy, with wisdom I appreciate. This is what he has to say about the contention that S.B. 1070 “unlawfully trespasses on federal monopoly of foreign relations”:

    “The U.S. Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in the S.B. 1070
    case is an important step in what I hope will be the ultimate
    vindication of S.B. 1070. One little-noticed aspect of the 9th Circuit
    decision to be reviewed is its conclusion that S.B. 1070 unlawfully
    trespasses on federal monopoly of foreign relations. Arizona has not opened any embassies, consulates, nor has it entered into any
    agreements with foreign countries. What it has done is pass a law that foreign countries disagree with. This is common. For example, Arizona has capital punishment, which many foreign countries disagree with. If a federal court can cancel state laws on the grounds that foreign countries disagree with them, and this therefore trespasses on the federal monopoly on foreign relations, then the sovereignty of our entire country has been severely weakened.

    The Arizona law mirrors federal immigration law in many respects, and gives state and local law enforcement agencies a vital tool to deal with suspected illegal immigrants. This is a reasonable and practical measure that I hope will be vindicated by the Supreme Court.”

  4. Stephen Cramer says:

    Blackbeard–she does the right thing and you still diss her and the prez. Get your head out of your arse. You won’t have to gin up false outrage when the court decides that the state went too far. Will that mean the court is right and the state polls wrong? Will it mean the law is unconstitutional if the court finds it so or, in your mind, will it mean the Obama administration is manipulating the court? Let me guess…