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Feds sue Arizona over SB 1070

Justice Dep't asks immigration law be declared unconstitutional

Updated with reactions & legal background: Saying SB 1070 "attempts to second guess federal policies," the Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law. Read the brief.
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Jul 6, 2010, 11:09 am
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Now the State of Arizona will spend millions of dollars on defense of this law, not on border defense. Is this a surprise or the right way to spend the few tax dollars Arizona collects?

Jul 6, 2010, 12:07 pm
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Mr. President!!! When everybody else in the world thinks that Arizona is a terrible rogue state, making their own laws, which are against our Constitution, I am very proud of our President to protect the rights of us who live in this sate and firmly disagree with this new legislation.

This is a Governor who was NEVER ELECTED to office! With the backing of the ACLU and now the Federal Government (DOJ) filing a suit against this horrific law, I can feel better about staying in my home state, rather than moving away and doing nothing about it.

By the way, if Jan Brewer wouldn’t do such stupid things in the first place (this immigration law, filing a lawsuit against the Federal Government over the Health Reform Act, against our Attorney General’s advise) then we would not be spending money defending ourselves. When you break the law Jan Brewer, you face the consequences. The money spent on her decisions should be paid for by her personal assets and the Republican Party, not us taxpayers that have been 100 per cent against her breaking the law.

Mr. President, please take her DOWN! Stop this legislation and convince her that the “Majority Rules” with regards to the passing of the Health Care Reform Bill. We live in a Democracy, when more than 50 per cent of the people vote yes, it is the law!

Jul 6, 2010, 10:31 pm
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Majority does indeed rule, and we are coming!

Jul 7, 2010, 12:59 am
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Uhhh, if I’m not mistaken, we are already here. The health care reform act passed with a majority and the United States Constitution outlines that Federal Government supersedes any state law. So, who are these imaginary majority group of people coming from, Utah? Very odd. Even when Bush did not win the majority of the votes, we Americans followed the Supreme Court’s ruling. You didn’t see Gore filing substantiated law suits as he did not want to divide this country. Now he will be remembered as our very worst US President. Facts are facts.

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