Supreme Court upholds key Arizona immigration law provision, Remainder struck down, State and local police can still check immigration status

Supreme Court upholds key Arizona immigration law provision, Remainder struck down, State and local police can still check immigration status

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”…Abraham Lincoln

“If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation, for through this in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”…George Washington


“Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise
that it will last; but nothing in this world is certain but death and
taxes.”…Benjamin Franklin

From Conservative Byte June 25, 2012.

“BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down 3 of 4 Parts of Arizona Immigration Law”

“The Supreme Court has struck down most of the controversial Arizona immigration law, but upheld a key provision.

The provision that was upheld requires state and local police officers, during routine stops, to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect could be in the country illegally.

Other provisions, though, were struck down.”

Supreme Court Decision.

70 responses to “Supreme Court upholds key Arizona immigration law provision, Remainder struck down, State and local police can still check immigration status


    Mike Sacks
    June 25, 2012 10:19 am
    Updated: 06/25/2012 10:46 am

    “WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday delivered a split decision in the Obama administration’s challenge to Arizona’s aggressive immigration law, striking multiple provisions but upholding the “papers please” provision. Civil rights groups argue the latter measure, a centerpiece of S.B. 1070, invites racial profiling.

    Monday’s decision on “papers please” rested on the more technical issue of whether the law unconstitutionally invaded the federal government’s exclusive prerogative to set immigration policy. The justices found that it was not clear whether Arizona was supplanting or supporting federal policy by requiring state law enforcement to demand immigration papers from anyone stopped, detained or arrested in the state who officers reasonably suspect is in the country without authorization. The provision that was upheld — at least for now — also commands police to check all arrestees’ immigration status with the federal government before they are released.

    The court gave the Obama administration a victory by striking three other challenged provisions as stepping on federal prerogatives. Two of them made it a crime for undocumented immigrants to be present and to seek employment in Arizona, while a third authorized police officers to make warrantless arrests of anyone they had probable cause to believe had committed a deportable offense.

    Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “The history of the United States is in part made of the stories, talents and lasting contributions of those who crossed oceans and deserts to come here.

    “The National Government has significant power to regulate immigration. With power comes responsibility, and the sound exercise of national power over immigration depends on the Nation’s meeting its responsibility to base its laws on a political will informed by searching, thoughtful, rational civic discourse. Arizona may have understandable frustrations with the problems caused by illegal immigration while that process continues, but the State may not pursue policies that undermine federal law.”

    Justice Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito each wrote separately, concurring in part and dissenting in part.

    Noting that he would have upheld the state law in its entirety, Scalia wrote, “Arizona has moved to protect its sovereignty — not in contradiction of federal law, but in complete compliance with it. The laws under challenge here do not extend or revise federal immigration restrictions, but merely enforce those restrictions more effectively. If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign State.”

    Continued Here:


    Guy Benson
    Political Editor,
    June 25, 2012 10:35 AM EST


    Major decisions announced today:”

  3. Alito

    “The United States’ argument that §2(B) is pre-empted, not by any federal statute or regulation, but simply by the Executive’s current enforcement policy is an astounding assertion of federal executive power that the Court rightly rejects.”

    astounding assertion indeed!

  4. I say if “he” says it, do the opposite:

    George Soros:
    Germany’s Resistance May Prove ‘Fatal’ to Europe

    I’ll never understand how the northern more industrialized countries of Europe, with their better work ethic, EVER believed, with the traditional habits of the southern countries’ cultures of “manana” and poor work habits, hiding taxes and dealing under the table in commerce, that they wouldn’t be left to pay for the debts of the South!! Now we see Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy near default and relying on Germany to save them all. The entire region would have been better off if they had simply recognized the different personalities and desires of the regions and concluded “viva la difference”. Common sense again was not the winner. Up/down, etc.!

  5. Uh Oh

    Scalia cites Vattel !

    “As a sovereign, Arizona has the inherent power to ex-clude persons from its territory, subject only to those limitations expressed in the Constitution or constitution-ally imposed by Congress. That power to exclude has long been recognized as inherent in sovereignty. Emer de Vattel’s seminal 1758 treatise on the Law of Nations stated:”

    page 30


  6. © 2012 jbjd

    Disagreeing with me on a point of legal interpretation doesn’t per se mean you don’t know what you are talking about. But when Assistant AG June Harden rejected Kelly Canon’s complaint that the Texas Democratic Party (“TDP”) had violated the Public Information Act (“PIA” or “the Act”) by refusing to produce certain election-related documents; explaining to Ms. Canon that, political parties are not covered by the Act, well, Ms. Harden had no idea what she was talking about….

  7. Supreme Court Reins In Arizona Immigration Law, But Leaves Key Provision In Place And Upholds Provision Requiring Cops To Check Citizenship Status
    Published June 25, 2012

    “(FOXNEWS) — The Supreme Court has struck down most of the controversial Arizona immigration law, but upheld a key provision.

    The provision that was upheld requires state and local police officers, during routine stops, to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect could be in the country illegally.”


    “Still, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer hailed the decision Monday as a “victory for the rule of law.” She indicated the state would move to carry out the law, even without the three other provisions.

    “After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution,” Brewer said.

    The governor said she expects legal challenges to the law to continue. “Our critics are already preparing new litigation tactics in response to their loss at the Supreme Court, and undoubtedly will allege inequities in the implementation of the law,” she said.”

    Read More Here:

  8. BTW, it’s a bit scary to think CJ Roberts was part of the majority Arizona decision. I mean they can’t prosecute illegals seeking employment. Illegality is now handled with kid gloves by the Feds when they choose to not enforce the laws of the country.

  9. citizenwells

    Context matters.

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  11. Katie Pavlich details and explains in depth the legal provisions of SB 1070 that were struck down and upheld by the Court here:

    BREAKING: Decision Reached on Arizona’s SB 1070

    Katie Pavlich
    News Editor, Townhall
    June 25, 2012 10:17 AM EST


    Daniel T. Frawley’s lawyer Thomas Durkin is nominated by President Barack H. Obama for Federal Judge? You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried…

  13. citizenwells

    Thanks Bessie.

  14. Welcome CW; do you think this could be why Fitzgerald is stepping down? It was around the same time…maybe he’s had enough?

  15. New talk staion in Philly 106.9 FM
    Beck 9 to 12
    Rush 12 to 3
    Hannity 3 to 6

    I glad they are no longer on the Lefty station 1210

  16. observer | June 25, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    BTW, it’s a bit scary to think CJ Roberts was part of the majority Arizona decision. I mean they can’t prosecute illegals seeking employment. Illegality is now handled with kid gloves by the Feds when they choose to not enforce the laws of the country.
    In mulling all of this over, I have two observations.

    The first is that Gov. Jan Brewer is trying to put a good face on all of it by stating that the heart of SB1070 has been preserved. Imho, she was handed a lemon and is trying to make lemonade out of it. Even the upholding of that important provision remains open for challenge, according to the decision, if someone feels discriminated against.

    The second is that it has been clearly demonstrated that the majority of the court favors the present status of federal law preempting state law at all costs. Therefore, it is up to Congress to either rein in the executive branch, which is refusing to uphold the immigration laws already ON the books, OR to write laws that will be upheld.

    My suggestion is that the usurping chief executive officer be impeached for failure to enforce the law, but that is NOT going to happen this year. Probably never.

  17. I agree with the lemon/lemonade example for Brewer’s response.

    Scalia’s interpretation was exactly on and took in the actual facts of reality in Arizona’s law.

    Once arrested and noted of no papers they have to go to the Feds who will simply not enforce the law, doing nothing. Also, seeing what the Feds are doing to Arpaio how many officers will take that into consideration when trying to decide what to do based simply on the fact of someone pulled over not being able to show ID?

    I don’t know if an officer of the law can sue the Fed. gov. using a case where the state asked for deportation, getting no help from Feds and then the arrestee goes on to commit a serious crime against Arizona citizen/s. Such a situation should go before Congress in order to ask for whatever communication went forward from the Feds to the State when asked to deport said illegal. This could be somewhat similar to our agent being killed by the Feds gun running program.

  18. Philo-Publius

    Breaking: new evidence shows Hillary a mastermind behind Gunwalker

  19. Just Released…………….


    4:00 PM — Opening Flag Burning Ceremony.
    4:05 PM — Singing of “Gawd Damn America” led by Rev. Wright.
    4:10 PM — Pledge of Allegiance to Obama.
    4:15 PM — Ceremonial “I Hate America” led by Michelle Obama
    4:30 PM — Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire, Hillary Clinton
    4:45 PM — RAP duet “Whitey Is A Racist” sung by Luis Farrakhan and
    Sheila Jackson
    5:00 PM — UFO Abduction Survival Tips by, VP Joe Biden
    5:15 PM — Nancy Pelosi presents speech on “Ethics in Politics”.
    5:30 PM — Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Keeping You Ho Quiet”.
    5:45 PM — Tribute to All 57 States.
    6:30 PM – Airing of Grievances by the Clintons.
    7:00 PM — Tribute to Saul Alinsky and George Soros.
    7:30 PM — Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl.
    8:00 PM — Charlie Rangel presents Personal Finance Seminar.
    8:02 PM — Elizabeth Warren speech on “Growing Up An American Indian”
    8:05 PM — Ceremonial White Flag Waving for Iraq and Afghanistan.
    8:10 PM — Obama Energy Plan. Tire Gauge Demonstration.
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    8:20 PM — Barney Frank and David Axelrod announce their Engagement.
    8:30 PM — Obama presents “Honorary ACORN Membership” to Fidel Castro.
    8:45 PM — Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish, Obama
    9:00 PM — Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Maher.
    9:05 PM — Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior.
    9:10 PM — Celestial Choirs Sing.
    9:15 PM — President Obama Announces John Edwards as his New VP
    9:45 PM — OWC conducts “Closing Ceremony”***

    ***OPTION: Closing with a “Declaration of War” on the rich; to be
    decided just before the Convention. Mitt Romney will be declared “Public
    Enemy Number One”

  20. citizenwells

    Lot’s of questions to get answers to.
    I always asked if Fitzgerald was a pawn or co conspirator.

  21. Janet Napolitano just sent out a directive saying basically “don’t call us Arizona” when you have illegals because we won’t deport them. IOW, drop dead Arizona cops….ending any agreement with law enforcement.

  22. Philo-Publius

    Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police

    The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

  23. Statement by Secretary Napolitano on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona v. the United States

  24. OT but adding the latest lawlessness in our homeland to what is happening in the world that is also backed by our regime it is truly frightening for those true citizens who are left:

    Allen West: Morsi Election Proof Arab Spring a ‘Radical Islamic Nightmare’

    Read more:

  25. There is something criminally wrong with a federal government that goes to war with a state of the union over illegal immigrants.

    Arizona, and all other states, have every right to protect their borders. The United States government has every obligation to enforce the immigration laws that are currently in force.

    To do anything less that this is criminal and treason. 6% of Arizona’s population is illegal.

    That state, and other states, is going bankrupt trying to provide health and human services for people that have fled their own country for financial gain in America..

    The big question is why is our federal government declaring war on any state for enforcing a law against illegals. The answer is :THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION.

    Agreements were reach between Harper of Canada, Bush of the USA, and Fox of Mexico a few years ago putting this agreement in place. Their goal was to destroy borders between these three countries, and bring down the middle class citizens of America to the Mexican level of poverty.

    I now wonder how many illegals Canada has to worry about, if any. In America, the number is anywhere between 11 and 20 million, depending on who you talk too.

    Illegals are placing a financial burden on every state in the US. All of the different agencies of the federal government are now helping to insure the illegal problem is aided.

    For example; Homeland Security has notified Arizona not to call them about illegals they detain because they will not deport anyone from Arizona or any other state.

    The IRS is now giving illegals child credit and rewarding them with hugh refund checks for children that are not even of their immediate family, but perhaps nephews or nieces, and these children are not even living in the USA. This scam is costing the US taxpayer over 6 BILLION dollars a year. The IRS is aware of this but refuses to take corrective action.

    The acting president of America has on numerous occasions sided with foreign countries over illegal immigration and invites them to bring lawsuites against states that oppose illegals coming to America.


    This is a receipt for a disaster in the making.

    This must stop now… or there will be no America in 10 years or less.

    r children that are not their immediate family

  26. Citizen Wells,
    You are well aware that I am far from liberal. I have read the SCOTUS release on the Arizona law, and I don’t have problems with the courts ruling. My problem isn’t with the SCOTUS determinations, but that our Federal Government has chosen not to enforce existing laws. The SCOTUS didn’t cover this, I feel, because it isn’t part of the venue of the court. This is a Congressional decision and problem, what to do when the Executive Branch goes ‘rogue’ and no longer enforces and/or selectively enforces the laws of the United States. The Constitution outlines a process for dealing with these events, and it’s called impeachment.

    Obama is gambling that he cannot be impeached because the democrats control the senate and it’s an election year. Indeed, his principle base, those whom willfully wish the destruction of the Constitution, will appeal to this type of tyranny. I think the time has long since past for the House to do articles of Impeachment, let the liberal press scream and cry ‘partisanship, racism’ and let them protect the document even at great political risk.

    Obama is a symptom of a disease, not the disease. The republic can survive fools, but it can’t survive with corruptocracy and lawlessness in the executive branch. They need to act, they need to find Holder in contempt, they need to start impeachment on Obama. I personally feel that Obama technically shouldn’t be impeached, because he fails eligibility, but impeachment proceedings will provide this information.


  27. Philo-Publius

    The decision is a disaster on all sides. Justice Scalia got it exactly right: “[T]o say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.” Conservatives declaring it a victory – or even a partial victory – are missing the larger point here. Obama won. Arizona lost. So did the American people.

  28. citizenwells

    Well said, Pete.

  29. I’ll just bet that the next ugly move by the regime will be to offer the U.S. to contribute to the European bailout because we are already heavily invested in the World Bank and the IMF. But the true motivation will be to speed up the complete bankruptcy of America and complete our vulnerability to the Commie biggies. Meanwhile the Repubs refuse to use the evidence offered them to prove the ineligibility of the regime and stop the madness they only whine about. They must have all attended Miss Manners’ Cotillion where they learned to play nicey nice only to get pummeled by the thugs waiting for them in the alley out back!

  30. Since Napolitano is saying to Arizona not to bother the Feds with illegals captured then Sheriff Joe should just keep arresting and housing in tents while WAITING for the Feds to act. When the numbers get too big the Feds will have to go on record of being accountable for releasing a horde of illegals onto the community and the community will demand of their representatives to get congress to act, using the words, records, communications by the Feds for their incrimination and hold certain individuals for actual treason and/or endangerment of American citizens while giving aid to the enemy which will undoubtedly commit numerous crimes against said community when released. Wondering what the Feds will do when the illegals captured will be bringing in the small exploding devices already in the pipeline.

    I think this is also a setup for an overwhelming influx of illegals – a green light – where the States involved in order to defend themselves average citizens will begin defending themselves giving the Feds the excuse the regime wants to disarm our people and possibly to send troops against the states begging the chaos necessary before the election!!

  31. Holder will ‘closely monitor’ Arizona law enforcement for racial profiling

    And dontcha just know it will be a much “closer monitoring” than his gun running scheme was!!

  32. Philo-Publius | June 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm |

    Thank you for posting this information!!

    I concur with Justice Scalia’s legal opinion and with Ben Shapiro’s well argued essay here:

  33. Re: Philo-Publius | June 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm |

    Thank you for posting this information!!


    The correct link is:

  34. According to this email just received from Governor Jan Brewer, the reality of what’s happened today is beginning to settle in:

    Jan Brewer’s Official PAC

    Dear Friend,

    Arizona’s SB 1070 won a key victory today in the Supreme Court! This was a victory for the rule of law when the court upheld the heart of SB 1070.

    What’s outrageous is President Obama’s response to the ruling! President Obama’s administration just suspended the ability of local authorities in Arizona from arresting illegal aliens.

    As Governor, I have fought tirelessly to ensure that we protect our Constitution and the law. I have stood against President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder from the day they decided to sue us for trying to pass a law that would only further protect our country. With the critical provision of SB 1070 upheld, it shows that we are supported in our efforts and are ready to implement and enforce the law. Now, President Obama has essentially ordered the federal government to ignore Arizona’s illegal immigration problem.
    (the rest of the email is for a solicitation of funds for the PAC)
    Note the second paragraph of her letter above. Obama’s administration just suspended today the ability of local authorities in AZ from arresting illegal aliens. Surprise! Surprise! Now, what is to be done about THAT? Really,. what else would we expect from such a lawless W.H.?

    Do you suppose that Gov. Brewer may just get a change of heart re. Sheriff Joe’s efforts to discover the origins of Obama?

  35. Homeland Security announces Ariz. immigration enforcement cutback

    “This isn’t an end-run [around the Supreme Court], this is a complete disregard of the constitutional process,” said Horace Cooper, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research. The court authorized Arizona’s actions, and the administration is going out of its way to hinder those actions, he said.

    “This is a direct rejection of the idea that our constitutional system set the Supreme Court up to answer these kind questions,” he said.

    “If they’re doing less [with Arizona] than they would do with other other states, that’s not legitimate,” said Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a libertarian advocacy group.

    Congress will push back hard, and the Supreme Court may hold a special session before the election to show its opposition to the administration’s “reckless and lawless” policy, Cooper predicted.

    “I do think the public will be outraged to hear that this president thinks he is above the responsibility of implementing the law,” he said.

    Read more:

  36. Dear Sheriff Joe

    Send every one of those illegals captured in AZ to Chicago, San Fransisco, LA , NYC, Seattle and Boston.

  37. “Limbaugh: Scalia Is ‘Right On Money'”

    By MJ LEE
    6/25/12 4:00 PM EDT

    “Rush Limbaugh on Monday sided with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s disapproval of the court’s decision to strike down three provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

    “Scalia is so right on money on this. It boggles the mind,” the conservative radio host said on the air. “All Arizona did was write a law that mirrors the federal law that Obama was not enforcing. And the court told them today they can’t do that. It’s disheartening.”

    The Supreme Court announced its decision to rule against three provisions in S.B. 1070, while upholding just one that’s widely known as the “show me your papers” provision. It requires that police officers check the immigration status of an individual who has been stopped for questioning if there is reason to believe that the person is in the country illegally, which critics argue encourages racial profiling.

    In a stinging dissent, Scalia said that the court’s decision to strike down key provisions of the immigration law “boggles the mind” given President Barack Obama’s recent policy shift that stopped the deportation of some children of illegal immigrants.

    Limbaugh on Monday wholeheartedly agreed with Scalia’s opinion.”

    Read More Here:

  38. CW; it’s an awful strange coincidence, especially with Durkins reputation for being like “Gloria Allred”…


    By Jack Farchy

    The gold market has just lost one of its most senior figures.

    Jeremy Charles, the veteran head of precious metals at HSBC, retires on Friday after a career of nearly four decades at the heart of the bullion industry. In that time, he helped to revolutionize the market.

    Under Mr Charles, HSBC’s precious metals division has become one of the largest and most profitable franchises in the industry. With just 27 front office staff, competitors estimate that the bank’s precious metals division makes annual revenues of $200m-$300m a year, rivalled only by ScotiaMocatta, UBS, and JPMorgan. Along with JPMorgan, HSBC trades more gold in the London market than any other bank, traders say.

    Mr Charles, who started his career in 1975 as a 19-year-old “tea boy” at NM Rothschild and went on to become chairman of the London Bullion Market Association, has witnessed the transformation of the gold market from a backwater into one of the most profitable areas of many banks.

    The industry in no small part has Mr Charles to thank for that.

  40. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Just a couple thoughts from someone who hasn’t read the articles linked here, but just off the top of my head:

    I wonder why Arizona or another border State isn’t suing the Feds for NOT enforcing Federal Law?

    I don’t see how an Agency that is authorized by Congress, can decide what laws are enforced and which ones are not. I don’t see how Obama and Holder can get away with not enforcing laws that are passed by Congress.

    The Constitution doesn’t mean crap anymore when a Presdient can make “policy” that isn’t really “policy”, but LEGISLATION. When a President gets up and states that he is going to advise DoJ to ignore laws passed by Congress and signed in to law, then our seperation of powers part of the Constitution is destroyed.

    Yes the President gets to nominate people to hold these Department head positions, but it is the responsibility of those approved by Congress to enforce the laws Congress has passed. CONGRESS is their boss, NOT THE PRESIDENT.

    I am really baffled by the part of the law that was struck down that doesn’t require folks to carry identification. I mean, if you drive a car, you MUST have a license, but yet the SC says you don’t have to carry that license? Or are they ruling that if you are walking down the street and approached by an officer, you don’t have to have identification on you?

    My whole thought right now is why aren’t the border States not suing the Feds for NOT enforcing the laws on the books?

    I mean this isn’t a police officer letting you go for speeding because you were on your way to the hospital to be with your child who was just in an accident. These are people who have INVADED our Country ILLEGALLY, and in some cases have done so to conduct ILLEGAL activity.

    The SC ruled that States can’t enforce Federal laws, so it seems logical to me that the States should sue the Feds to ensure the laws on the books are enforced.

  41. CW: Durkin said in his memorandum to Judge Guzman that he was close intimate friends with Frawley for years, that they grew up in the same parish and that is why he worked probono…

  42. citizenwells

    I agree.
    There are a lot of birds of a feather in the attorney community.
    Especially in Chicago.

  43. citizenwells

    yes & you remember the Frawley deposition where he was advised by his attorney(s)
    not to respond. So Durkin has knowledge of the money Frawley gave Rezko for Obama,
    Frawley keeps quiet & is not called as a witness & then Obama gives Durkin a judge position.
    Pay to play politics, Chicago style.

  44. Ron Paul Subcommittee to Examine Fractional Reserve Banking and High-Powered Money

    WASHINGTON, June 25 – Congressman Ron Paul, Chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, announced today that the subcommittee will hold a hearing this week to examine fractional reserve banking.

    “Fractional reserve banking underpins the entire banking system, yet its effects on society are completely ignored,” Paul stated. “Our financial system consists of vast amounts of credit pyramided on top of very small amounts of real savings—all backstopped by explicit and implicit government guarantees. This poses significant risks to the stability of the economy and monetary system, which ought to give pause to any serious observer of financial markets. Hopefully this hearing will create a greater understanding among the American people about the nature of the banking system, and begin the movement towards serious systematic reform,” Paul continued. “The American people deserve a financial system that is stable and efficient; one that operates without taxpayer subsidies and bailouts.”

    The hearing, entitled “Fractional Reserve Banking and the Federal Reserve: The Economic Consequences of High-Powered Money,” will be held on Thursday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

    Witnesses scheduled to testify:

    Dr. John Cochran, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Emeritus Dean, School of Business,
    Metropolitan State College of Denver
    Dr. Joseph Salerno, Professor of Economics, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
    Dr. Lawrence H. White, Professors of Economics, George Mason University

  45. IB, you say, “The SC ruled that States can’t enforce Federal laws, so it seems logical to me that the States should sue the Feds to ensure the laws on the books are enforced.”
    I agree that something will have to be done!

    There is no doubt that the majority of the Supremes do not want any state laws that even “mirror” the federal laws, even though the feds are not enforcing federal laws. This says to me that SCOTUS’ thinking is “don’t even think of touching federal law, you States of the Union.” The federal government is supreme. Forget about states’ rights.

    I wonder if SCOTUS ever contemplated that HLS and Obama later today would withdraw federal law enforcement assistance from AZ? This is what you get from a dictator that disregards the rule of law. This should be no surprise.

    From The Daily Caller:

    Ahead of the Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling on Obamacare, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul explained that government is already too involved in health care…

    “It is obvious that Obamacare’s legal apologists either are wholly ignorant of constitutional principles, or wholly lawless in their blatant disregard for those principles,” Paul wrote on his online feed, “Texas Straight Talk.”

    “Likewise, supporters of Obamacare are willfully ignorant of basic economics. The fundamental problem with health care costs in America is that the doctor-patient relationship has been profoundly altered by third party interference. Third parties, either government agencies themselves or nominally private insurance companies virtually forced upon us by government policies, have not only destroyed doctor-patient confidentiality. They also inescapably drive up costs because basic market disciplines — supply and demand, price sensitivity, and profit signals — are destroyed … Obamacare, via its insurance mandate, is more of the same misdiagnosis…”

  47. Have you figured out what size TURBAN you need. Better get it ordered. Females need to get their BURKAS ordered. Everybody …..get ready for your RETURN TO THE DARK AGES. Well people if you think a visit to the dark ages will be C-O-O-L, then you are one of the most IGNORANT persons on this earth. Just keep sitting on your duffs and it is very likely that you will get a ONE WAY TICKET to the MIDDLE EAST RE-EDUCATIONAL FACILITY,where you will be FORCIBLY schooled in the KOURAN,and handed an AK 47, with which to MURDER WESTERNERS. If you refuse you will become a martyr. Maybe some enterprising individual will figure out a way to resurrect the sunken chariots which were inundated by the RED SEA, after the ISRAELIS crossed. Allegedly there was evidence recently found that the “parting” of the Red Sea might actually have occurred.

  48. ATF leader’s email could be Fast and Furious smoking gun and Holder admitted Obama can’t shield it

    Read more:

  49. ………….does a ONE WAY trip to the dark ages sound like the American DREAM? Just think………all you will have to do is LAY AROUND, SMOKE YOUR DOPE, KILL PEOPLE, have sex with your nanny goats,receive for free all the BEANS AND GRAVY YOU CAN EAT, and never ever pay for lodging again……..even though your bed will be the local SAND PILE, which doesn’t have bedbugs………..just a couple million sand fleas, and lots of TICKS ETC. OOHHHHH WELLLLL!.

  50. This so called ice between Obama and Putin is all bogus….who do you think taught Obama about seizing power at the top, anarchy, czars, and claiming complete control over the “peasants”….and how only the top “he who must be obeyed” is the one owning the dachas and gov. motors limos??? All this was hatched years ago in that territory…America is only its satellite now. And remember, Zero has let it be known that he’ll be all the more cooperative AFTER the election. And that knowledge forces the imagination into oldsalt’s scenario!!

    Says DHS retaliating against state over Supreme Court decision

    What the Obama administration wants is amnesty,” Arpaio said. “DHS has made it clear the goal is to allow people here illegally to hit the streets.”
    Arpaio said his plans of action won’t be changing any time soon, however.
    “I don’t plan to bend to federal government pressure,” he told WND, “not as long as there are Arizona state statutes regarding illegal immigration on the books to enforce.”

    Arpaio said he predicted a week ago that DHS would rescind Arizona’s participation in the 287(g) program if the Obama administration could figure out an excuse for doing so.

    “The Justice Department is going to do everything possible to get rid of me,” he said. “They know I’m going to enforce the immigration laws to the full extent of state law and the Obama administration can’t stand it.”

    He said Washington’s reaction to the Supreme Court decision in rescinding Arizona’s participation in the enforcement program was “pure politics” calculated to appeal to Hispanic voters.

  52. Arpaio: Obama Is ‘Arrogant’ on Immigration


    Arpaio, who didn’t immediately know what effect if any Monday’s ruling would have on the Justice Department action against him, said he predicted the Obama administration might try to essentially circumvent the Supreme Court ruling and “I’m not too happy with this,” he acknowledged.

    “What good is officers under the Supreme Court ruling to stop people on crimes — and then determine if they’re here illegally working with ICE — if the federal government will not take them off the law enforcement’s hands? So I have a concern about that, but I have a few strategies in mind if that happens with my organization,” he said. “But it doesn’t surprise me.”


    “They sue me. They harass me. They call me every name in the book. They demonstrate against me — [Rev. Al] Sharpton. I can go on and on. They’ve been doing that for years against me — just because I’m doing my job,” he said. “So I’m sure it’s going to continue. They’re going to find other reasons now with this Supreme Court ruling to go after me. But that’s okay.”

    Read more on Arpaio: Obama Is ‘Arrogant’ on Immigration
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    And now DOJ issued a “hotline” for people to be able to accuse law enforcement of anything they perceive as harrassment. This move is to get their main nemesis…Arpaio!

  53. Good morning,

    I was pondering this morning while having my second cup of coffee after reading the European financial mess and have concluded that most likely in the recent past, bailouts dubbed “TO BIG TO FAIL” was a preempt motto for what was about to come in the near future. The European Bailout! Europe will also become “TO BIG TO FAIL”….

    Washington was merely setting the stage for Americans acceptance of such ideology, simply testing the waters…

  54. Good Morning! Good for Arpaio, we need hundreds of Arpaios.

  55. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  56. Does Arpaio need more tents? Should a National Tent Drive be established? Will that get Washington’s attention, hold several thousands or 10’s of thousands in tents awaiting response from the WH?

    It would certainly get the media’s attention, that’s for sure… “Can’t prosecute them and the feds refuse to deport them, so they must stay in tents until so….

  57. The die is cast. Now all that is needed is IMPLEMENTATION. Are Americans just going to SIT ON THEIR DUFFS and LET Marxist Socialism BE IMPLEMENTED? I am beginning to think that Americans will indeed continue to sit on their complacent duffs and let the country go down the drain……..then all these LARD ASSES will try to blame everybody else, but themselves. But trying to place blame AFTER THE FACT will be useless and otherwise a complete waste of time. If you don’t like Socialism you should have gotten off your DUFF and helped those who were honestly trying to do something. So get used to it! If Soetoro has his way we will be looking at his ignorant appearing face for as long as he lives, because we are now so far into his little Dictatorship and there will probably be NO CHANCE of return a Constitutionally led country.

  58. Good Morning All, CW.:Living the life of a litigious con man Frawley has many lawyers, Charles Franklin represents him in his civil suit Frawley vs. Weaver….Thomas M. Durkin was his federal defense attorney and Jeffery Steinback is an attorney who is a sentencing specialist for Chicago’s elite…It is more than a little suspicious that his defense attorney with all his internal knowlege and ‘Gloria Allred’ like tactics would be nominated for Federal Judge, it is darn right scary!

  59. bob strauss

    Democrats canceled a political convention kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and will move the activities to Charlotte’s main business district, the convention’s host committee announced.

    “While we regret having to move CarolinaFest away from our great partners at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the City of Concord, we are thrilled with the opportunity that comes with hosting this event in Uptown Charlotte,” said Dan Murrey, the executive director of the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee.

    The move comes as party planners are grappling with a fundraising deficit of roughly $27 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics. With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal, said one of the people.

  60. bob strauss

    Rush Limbaugh: AZ Immigration Ruling; Obama’s Kenyan Relatives; Ice Cream Parlors

  61. On another note,

    While it may be illegal to arrest those “Seeking” work, it is not illegal to criminally prosecute businesses that “Hired” non-legal status immigrants. That law is still on the books and the State can prosecute the business owners.

    Always more than one way to skin a cat.

  62. Found this at Give Us Liberty, great video!

  63. Secret Agreement: Romney Agrees (Again) w/ Obama Plan

    This trans pacific “trade” pact is a trojan horse to give foreign corporate control of America.

    Mitt Romney supports this and wants to get it “done” if/when elected (surprise surprise).
    Just FYI for the ongoing education effort towards people who support Romney, thinking he is different than Obama.


  64. ‘Obama Truth Team’ Orders GoDaddy To Shut Down Website

    Information deemed “maliciously harmful to government”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    A political website that contained stinging criticism of the Obama administration and its handling of the Fast and Furious scandal was ordered to be shut down by the Obama campaign’s ‘Truth Team’, according to private investigator Douglas Hagmann, who was told by ISP GoDaddy his site contained information that was “maliciously harmful to individuals in the government.”

  65. Quayle: Obama ‘behaving as an emperor,’ Napolitano as his ‘court jester’

    Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle asked Homeland Security committee chairman Rep. Peter King to bring Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano before his committee to answer questions about her decision to suspend immigration law enforcement programs in his state on Monday.

    Read more:

  66. Peter Schiff Owning Everyone’s Ass on C-span

  67. It would not surprise me if we see a couple of US Marshals show up in Maricopa County AZ, and place Arpiao under arrest. If that happens I am wondering just exacty what Brewer will do about it. I believe that he might be charged with INTERFERING with Federal Law Enforcement. We all know that this is why Arizona tried to impose it’s own immigration law……because there WAS, and still is NO ENFORCEMENT of Federal IMMIGRATION law. So here we are once again……UP is DOWN. In reality there is ONLY one option remaining to permanently end the insanity that is being forced upon America. The Declaration of Independence tells us about that option. You can sit and do nothing, or you can act…it is your call! If you feel like you are enjoying your drug fogged Utopia too much to do anything then by all means KEEP IT UP, but you might want to get your order in for a TURBAN,and start reading the Kouran.

  68. Ron Paul in the Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame

    On Thursday, Paul will be inducted into the CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Paul was a solid performer for seven years on the Republican team, but he is being honored largely for a single moment — the night in 1979 when he smacked a pitch from former Ohio Democratic Rep. Ron Mottl over the left-field wall at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria, Va., a Fenwayesque shot of about 310 feet.

    It is believed to be the first out-of-the-park homer in the history of the Congressional game. (The only other, by Illinois GOP Rep. John Shimkus, hit the foul pole in 1997 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Md. Others have hit inside-the-park homers.)

    Paul will become the 22nd member of the Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the start of the 51st Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

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