Morning Poll: Should Arizona Take SB1070 to the U.S. Supreme Court?

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Governor Jan Brewer is appealing SB1070 to the U.S. Supreme Court.

After a U.S. District Court judge stripped key provisions out of Arizona's SB1070 law, Governor Jan Brewer appealed.


Like the district court, the Ninth Circuit Court found unconstitutional the parts of the law that allowed police officers to hassle suspected illegal immigrants and made it a state crime for immigrants to leave home without their ID.


Now Brewer's appealing again, this time to the U.S. Supreme Court. Of course, you never doubted her commitment to the law that solidified Arizona's reputation as a bigoted backwater.


Many would see a loss at the Supreme Court as a win, and vice-versa. Many others, including those in states that seek to pass similar laws, are hoping Arizona's law is upheld. The Supreme Court Justices may choose to ignore the case, letting the Ninth's ruling stand.


Should this spectacle even be allowed to go on, or should Arizona just drop the case?


The medical marijuana debacle has shown Arizonans that Brewer takes on the feds only when it's politically expedient, but what about you? Should Arizona fight for its duly-passed laws, even if we don't always agree with them?


Here's your morning poll:





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Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer

While the state sinks into a deeper, darker hole, these officials are contributing to it's demise while they work on their own political agenda. All at the expense of the people and Arizona's future. Ethnic cleansing in the 21st century America is shameful.

Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen/Taxpayer

We do NOT want our tax dollars wasted in destroying people -- those they have chosen they do not want or like. What group will be next?

Bobby
Bobby

The tax dollars of citizens are already being wasted, educating, medicating, and enabling hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals that shouldn't be in Arizona, comrade.

Bobby
Bobby

What group will be next? Well, whatever group cavalierly enters this nation without permission will be next. See, it's not that hard to understand. 

Mistalee
Mistalee

And what if Peroxide Jan does take it all the way to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court gives 1070 an aggressive thumbs down that also blocks similar laws nationwide?

Really, how stupid can she be not to understand how badly this could backfire on her? 

Wake up people!!
Wake up people!!

I don't know if she is a puppet, bobblehead or wind-up doll but it time for people to wake up. Arizona is self-destructing!

Bobby
Bobby

Don't be silly. Arizona is a popular tourist destination for vacationers around the world. It isn't self-destructing. What is self-destructing is the lawlessness of foreign nationals, and their leftist enablers.

Harry Wisencraker Jr.
Harry Wisencraker Jr.

Then again we have the same 5 judges shitting on the Supreme Court that made Corporations People ...  so technically these 5 felonious slime bags are on the same agenda as the Arizona slime bags... Isn't time to SKEWER BREWER, make a shish-kabob of slime bag politicians, lobbyist, lawyers and Judges? 

kriscasey1901
kriscasey1901

I usually vote republican (except against Mat Salmon - I will vote for slimy dems b4 him). I am pro immigration. I was born in Germany and if 1070 were to go into effect I would promptly inform any pig I deal with of that while neglecting to mention my citizenship- I'd LOVE TO GET IN FRONT OF A JUDGE IF THEY PULL ME IN. I am whitey. I oppose many of the specifics of 1070 but Arizona has the right to pass such legislation- silly as it is. That being the case this is an important issue of sovreignty- as is the weed law. This should be fought for to the bitter end. (sorry my spelling sux)

Jason
Jason

Wow. Why am I not surprised that Jan wants to appeal the injunction to the U.S. Supreme Court?

If she fights as hard for medical pot as she's fighting to rid us of the criminal illegals, then maybe I'll consider supporting her.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

This is over an injunction.  The case has not even been heard yet.  If Brewer has not appealed the injunction, the case might actually already be on the docket with some possibility of being disposed of in the next year or so.  After which appeals are more appropriate and meaningful.

I get the feeling that the 1070 controversy is being kept alive and lengthened by Brewer, Pearce, etc. as long as they can point to it and get a response from the public. 

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

Actually, the appeal deals with the blocking of implementation of certain aspects of SB1070, while the case is heard at the U.S. District Court level.  In other words, Governor Brewer wants the law, in its entirety, to be in effect while its challenged in the courts.  The Supreme Court has no legal grounds to hear the case on its merits, as those merits have not been heard, but then again, this Supreme Court likes to break those rules.

That's what scares the hell out of me.  The ultra-right conservatives on the court love being activist judges and I don't think they will pass up the chance to do so again.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I would agree if the issue weren't of state law trying to supersede federal law. I don't think SCOTUS will even hear an appeal on this issue. Time will tell, and in the end, one of us will be right, right?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Supersede or coincide?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

In my opinion (no legal basis involved) the currently enjoined portions of SB-1070 would have resulted in state law superceding federal law by giving authorities locally that aren't allowed nationally. The remaining parts of SB-1070 do coincide with federal law, which is why there is no need for SB-1070 and it's been a huge waste of taxpayer monies for the ego inflation of a few politicians and resulted in Mrs. Brewer having been elected.

The say irony of SB-1070 is that it was designed to force local police officers to do what they have been, and will continue to do, for the last fifty years or so.

We have a governor and senator who challenge the federal government and say the two agencies, ICE and Border Patrol, aren't doing the job they are responsible for. Yet, all the holding facilities for immigration violators are filled to overflowing... someone must be exaggerating.

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