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Villaseñor, Dupnik join flood filing anti-SB 1070 briefs

Tucson-area law enforcement officials added to the pile of briefs filed with the Supreme Court this week opposing Arizona's SB 1070 illegal immigration law.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor and Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik joined ex-state Attorneys General Grant Woods and Terry Goddard, along with U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and dozens of others in asking the court to strike down the law.

Among those filing briefs:

Thursday, Gov. Jan Brewer blasted the brief filed by California and the other states, saying it "contains more misstatements and misrepresentations than I care to respond to."

"I look forward to SB 1070 being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in April so that states like mine may finally receive guidance on this critical issue," she said in a press release.

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Mar 30, 2012, 12:55 pm
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It’s still not an immigration law, no matter how much those in the mass-media want it to be. “Immigration law enforcement law” or perhaps just “immigration enforcement law” would be more appropriate, and actually accurate. But accuracy doesn’t fan as many flames, right?

Every single argument the open borders crowd has raised has been struck down…and most of those arguments were struck down by just reading the law.

I’m assuming that Supreme Court justices actually have some knowledge of the law. I am further assuming that they will actually take the 10-20 minutes to actually READ SB1070. Based on those two assumptions, I’m going to predict that the Supreme Court will overturn activist Susan Bolton’s incorrect ruling and actually call SB1070 good.

I just can’t envision a scenario where any Supreme Court Justice would actually say “The Federal Government can ignore any law that they see fit, and if the Federal Government ignores such laws then the rest of the country must follow suit and ignore those laws also.”

Where do I go to file one of these briefs? Hey, I’m a citizen…what I have to say should definitely carry more weight than the Mexican government…and they filed a brief. Hey, how about a story about how many people have filed briefs supporting SB1070?

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Villaseñor at a press conference in early March.


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