Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WILL THE CONSTITUTION PREVAIL?
sub-titled: BREWER BATTLES ON! (YOU GO GIRL!)
A federal judge in Phoenix has dismissed a challenge to Arizona's new immigration law.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday granted the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed in July by the League of United Latin American Citizens.
The league sued over training materials distributed to Arizona law enforcement meant to guide the law's implementation, claiming the materials promoted racial and ethnic profiling.
Bolton says the league lacked standing and failed to establish any real and immediate threat of harm.
Gov. Jan Brewer says of the eight federal lawsuits against the state, six have been dismissed.
Portions of the remaining two suits also been dismissed.
The federal government's lawsuit against Arizona on portions of Senate Bill 1070 remains at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
So sanity may yet prevail, and since yet another death of a border official occurred Tuesday night, it cannot come soon enough.
Law-enforcement authorities are scouring mountainous, rocky terrain on foot and on horseback, searching for one of five men suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Tuesday night.
Four suspects are in custody, including one who is hospitalized.
Terry, 40, was killed about 11 p.m. while patrolling near Peck Canyon in a remote area by Arizona 289. The scene is about 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and west of Interstate 19.
You may remember my post about this area, a "no man's land" that has all but been surrendered to the Mexican drug cartels because our illegal alien commander-in-chief has sided with the illegals as opposed to the citizens who voted him into office. See the original post here.
I do not hold out hope that our friend from Kenya would make his minions DO THEIR JOB, which is to say defend the border like his cronies are charged to do in the US Constitution.
You remember the Constitution, right? Foundation of our government....the document all these politicians swore to uphold while crossing their fingers atop that bible?
Expecting responsiblity and accountability from Wahsington?
That's crazy talk!