6/25/2012

Let The Spin Begin: SCOTUS Clears AZ SB 1070 Immigration Check

Posted by Brian

Will the mainstream media  report that the Supreme Court has validated Arizona's right to have law enforcement check on the immigration status of individuals whom they reasonably suspect of being in the country illegally? The key provision of the case was Arizona's constitutional right to carry out those checks.  Several other portions were struck down which the SCOTUS deemed to be already exist under federal statute.
The Obama Administration has framed SB-1070 as a racist law, with President Obama trotting out a number of his famous straw-man arguments to bring an unneeded racist tone to the debate, and to incorrectly frame what the law would mean for all Latinos in Arizona.
Overall this was a victory for proponents of the Arizona law, but it will interesting to see the media spin on this to claim victory for the Obama Administration, while at the same time using it as a rallying cry for Obama's 2012 campaign Latino outreach.
Let the spin begin!

Obama painfully inept and bumbling explanation of SB-1070, complete with his obligatory "straw man" argument.


Supreme Court Arizona immigration ruling: Justices clear key part

By JOSH GERSTEIN | 6/25/12 10:45 AM EDT Updated: 6/25/12 11:39 AM EDT
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a constitutional challenge to a central provision of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law, clearing the way for similar legislation to take effect in other states and advancing a political narrative that could give President Barack Obama an added boost from Latino voters in November.
That provision, requiring police to conduct immigration checks on individuals they arrest or merely stop for questioning whom they suspect are in the U.S. illegally, does not appear to violate the Constitution by intruding on the federal government’s powers to control immigration, the court said.
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