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.