Jan Brewer: Ignorant, Irrational, Prevaricating, Self-Serving Bigot
Jan Brewer, one mean-spirited lying bigot...
They don't call her "GED Jan" for nothin'.
Following U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell's ruling this week in Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Jan Brewer, Brewer was quick to gloat and mischaracterize Campbell's decision, painting it as a vindication of her prejudiced policy.
On her Facebook page, someone who knows how to spell wrote on behalf of our English- language-challenged chief exec that, "a federal court UPHELD my Executive Order and Arizona's law denying driver's licenses to illegal aliens who President Obama has allowed to remain in our country under his outrageous [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] program."
"Upheld"? In your dreams, Jan.
True, Campbell declined to issue an injunction against enforcement of the order, as sought by the plaintiffs.
However, there are stringent requirements that must be met before a judge can issue such an injunction.
The wronged party must be likely to succeed, and there must be a threat of irreparable injury, if the court does not act.
Campbell concluded that the plaintiffs had not demonstrated a likelihood of irreparable harm. But the judge did find that Brewer's fiat likely violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, which prohibits states from denying "any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
That finding by Campbell gives the lie to Brewer's assertion in a press release that the judge's decision was "a victory for states rights."
States do not have the "right" to violate the Equal Protection Clause. If they did, we might still have enforced segregation in this country.
Indeed, the very use of the phrase "states' rights" hearkens to the old Dixiecrat defense of Jim Crow, and even further back, to the antebellum South's defense of slavery.