The Supreme Court's Long-Awaited Ruling On Four Parts Of 1070: Split Decision 5-3 Striking Three Parts And 8-0 On The Most Important Enforcement Provision Is Still A Win For Arizona And The Nation
by Dave Levine
The Supreme Court overruled the most overruled Appeals court in the land, the Ninth Circuit, as well as Arizona Fed. Judge and Clinton Appointee Susan Bolton in its 8-0 ruling upholding the blocked enforcement provision--the guts of 1070. The mandatory E-verify watchdog-over-business component--LAWA--had already been upheld last spring in Chamber v. Whiting. The SCOTUS--with Chief Justice Roberts joining the left-wing Justices--ruled 5-3 against the lesser provisions.
The anti-lawbreaking business part of the law (mandatory E-verify for ALL Arizona businesses) as well as the law enforcement portion (police pulling over a driver they have reasonable suspicion may be in the country illegally, etc.) have thus been ruled "constitutional and reasonable" by the Court.
This is a major defeat for the pro-illegal alien left. Of course, we know they'll be watching all such arrests and will try to scream "racial profiling" whenever it suits them to try and get the Court to change its ruling today, but that I believe will fall on deaf ears. Americans want 1070. They want illegal aliens REMOVED from the U.S. and they want our Federal immigration laws ENFORCED!
While it would have been nice to see all parts of 1070 law upheld, the part that WAS upheld was the most important. NOW other states' Conservative legislators can tweak their 1070 bills-in-progress accordingly and see them pass, providing of course their Governors aren't whacked out lefties like CA's Governor "Moonbeam" Brown and Governor Patrick in MA.
Here is the 1070 decision, 5-3, with Justice Kagan having recused herself.
By the way, The Dave Levine Show had rightly guessed that the enforcement provision would be upheld (and thus unblocked).