U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow Questions Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's Right to Detain People Based on Scant Evidence of Crime

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U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow

Does the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office have the right to detain you if you seem to be violating one element of a criminal statute?

The office's lawyer, Tim Casey, is arguing with U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow over that question right now in this morning's hearing in the Melendres vs. MCSO racial-profiling case.

Casey says yes, the deputies can.

Snow is highly critical of the stance. He asks whether MCSO could detain him under a simple premise: "If you'll fix my doorknob, then I'll take you to lunch."





One of the elements to meet a violation of the state's human smuggling
law, which the MCSO uses to bust illegal immigrants and is a key issue
in the Melendres case, is whether the smuggling is a commercial
transaction.



Snow gets Casey to agree that, in his example, the transaction is commercial.



Casey argues that the MCSO could detain him for the doorknob deal, in
theory, but wouldn't because the investigating deputy wouldn't be acting
reasonably.



Snow asks Casey why he shouldn't enjoin the MCSO from detaining people based on that "single element" idea.



Casey struggles to answer, but says he doesn't believe the judge could
do that, because it would prevent the sheriff's office from carrying out
its law enforcement duties.



Snow seems incredulous.


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avstavern
avstavern

Illegal immigrant = NO Constitutional rights

..the illegals are breaking the law...Sheriff Joe and his deputies should receive medals..not flak for doing their job.

Judimel
Judimel

Judge Snow, you are a total idiot.

Spare parts
Spare parts

All of the illegal aliens need to go home and law enforcment needs to pick up the one's that won't and send them home. Hurruh for Sheirff Joe we need more like him. We need the courts to back him and others like him up

Professormd
Professormd

I didn't check yet, but I'll bet this Snow is an ultra left wing whackoooo.  They just want votes any way they can.  Since when does an illegal have any rights.  Try this scam in another country.  Only in America.  We are all doomed with judges and politicians of this ilk. 

Jjmj6666
Jjmj6666

I guess we are all here illegally from a native american point of view, I truly believe only native americans have a right to be in america, however as things are and we are 10 million jobs short lazy non working people like murray snow should give up their judgeship to a illegal alien, snow is just another big bag of crap who is out of touch with the law of the land. Where does he get his power?, he should be dragged from his bench by his hair and tared and feathered. Send him to mexico. 

Jjmj6666
Jjmj6666

Snow is a real ignorant fool, he says it is ok for lawbrakers to be in this country illegally

Wfo75080
Wfo75080

Problem with this judge just like too many now, is that they don't enforce the laws they interpret them. A judge was never meant to write law, just enforce the Constitution.If you are here illegally, you DO NOT retain the same rights as those here Legally.We need to give all judges a term limit. This guy is a Disgrace to the Founding Father's of this Country AND our Constitution.

guest
guest

This judge is an idiot.

Swmoman47
Swmoman47

Another judge that wants his 15 minutes of came our its just another liberal bussed judge following orders from the white house and the crook holder.

ray
ray

its time we bring back mob justice and get rid of this crooked judge. the only punishment for a traitor is death. 

DENNIS
DENNIS

THIS IS WHY WE ARE OVER POPULATED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS - THIS JUDGE SHOULD BE ASHAMED ITS OKAY TO COME HERE ILLEGALLY? DO IT THE RIGHT WAY, GET A VISA TO WORK... WANT TO LIVE HERE LEARN TO SPEAK AND WRITE ENGLISH AND THEN APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP.... I WISH I COULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT!

Bpeterson2865
Bpeterson2865

I would hate to be a judge that made a decision like this and then one of the illegals he let run free hurt, raped or killed some ones family member. In a state like Arizona, I would fear for my life if I made that decision. Now, I don't condone violence, but the reality is, there are people that will seek justice if they lose a family member and it is because of the judges decision. That justice will be self delivered. Just my opinion. I study human nature and historical traits and believe I am correct.

wow
wow

g murray snws a dumbazz and shouldnt have the office he has

Gwmwllc
Gwmwllc

Ask Gustavo Arellano when will the illegal Mexican occupation of the United States of America end?

Shilo97
Shilo97

It's no wonder the Feds don't like Arizona. The corrupt/criminals (they call themselves politicians) have thumbed their noses forever at the People of this state. Maybe the Feds can help us clean out the diseased mass that illegally runs Arizona.

Guest
Guest

I only wish this would happen.  Since the lawmakers don't seem to be doing anything about all these people coming here illegally...people need to bring back vigilante justice!  When you try to enforce the laws against people being here illegally...you get called racist.

ray
ray

I vote for you if you stop them from coming here illegally 

mirele
mirele

Wait, what? I do believe this was part of Mexico before it was seized as war booty in the Mexican American War back around 1848ish. Maybe the Mexicans should be asking us Gringos to leave.

Spiderandsaturn
Spiderandsaturn

Or maybe they could help us clean out all the illegals ruining the country.

Spare parts
Spare parts

Go look at history. The Southwest was purchased from Mexico they came to us. we bought it for the 10 million dollar asking price plus 3 million for the Mexicans living here.a few years later a man went to mexico and paid I believe 15 million dollars the establish to current border. Yes there was a war going on when the Southwest was purchased President Poke sent a a guy Trwist or some thing like that to Mexico to resolve the situation that is when the Mexican government came to him and ask if we wanted to purchase the what is now the Southwest.

wtf
wtf

well idiot,for that matter the country belong to the indians well before the mexicans. so do we all leave and give it back to the original owners? what a dumbazz

guest
guest

so what.  The fact that it was part of Mexico 150 years ago means we should give the land back?  that's stupid

Guest
Guest

Shut the **** up you stupid bleeding heart socialist.

mirele
mirele

My point, which seems to have escaped you, is that no matter which country is governing the area, the Mexicans were here before the gringos and the Native Americans before the Mexicans and gringos. So maybe the Tohono O'Odham, Pima, etc., ought to chase us all out and take their land back.

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