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Why is the DOJ allowing foreign governments to be involved in the AZ immigration lawsuit?

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile — to submit friend-of-the-court briefs in Justice’s challenge to SB 1070, which Brewer signed into law in April and is considered one of the nation’s toughest immigration-enforcement measures.

“As do many citizens, I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law,” said Brewer

“What’s even more offensive is that this effort has been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. American sovereignty begins in the U.S. Constitution and at the border,” she added.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43199.html

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:55 AM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Why are foreign antities buying political ads for some candidates?


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    Now, now Sweets....before you go throwing those proverbial stones and all....do you mean foreign contributors like the Palestinian brothers who donated over $33,000 to Obama's campaign?! LOL :o)


    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_donor_contributions_sil.html


     

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:10 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • This boggles my mind. They have absolutely NO standing whatsoever. The only thing I can think of is that the court is looking for a way out so the matter can be taken up by the SCOTUS.

    If it is simply political then it is a totally screwed up deal! Our courts are supposed to judge cases according to the rule of law..not the political climate of the day.

    I don't care much for the GLOBAL crap myself.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:39 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • LOL stacymom, that isn't the kind of standing I was referring to! Thanks for the legal lesson I didn't need to search Wiki for though. A FOREIGN government should NOT be allowed to file any brief in a federal/state civil matter. Their OPINION has no standing..it is of NO consequence in the matter. Allowing it may be up to the court, but that doesn't make it right or relevant.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:20 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Why is George Soros allowed into the country??????????????????????????


    Libs luv him!!!!!!!!!!!


    They simply love them some Communist George Soros!


    Pathetic............................

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:04 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • I am guessing it's because they want everyone to think that we have to think and act 'globally'. It's their new coin phrase. So somehow we are supposed to believe that we should accommodate other countries but fail to recognize that there is not reciprocation. Some people are willing to do anything to make other's like them. Even if it's to their own detriment.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:19 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Quinn and yourspecial~ GREAT POINTS!!!
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:41 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • They have absolutely NO standing whatsoever.
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    That is why they are submitting "friend of the court" briefs and not testifying. Here's a little Wiki...
    An amicus curiae (also spelled amicus curiæ; plural amici curiae) is someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it. The information provided may be a legal opinion in the form of a brief (which is called an amicus brief when offered by an amicus curiae), a testimony that has not been solicited by any of the parties, or a learned treatise on a matter that bears on the case. The decision on whether to admit the information lies at the discretion of the court. The phrase amicus curiae is legal Latin and literally means "friend of the court".
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:52 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • It has nothing to do with sovereignty. lol you guys kill me sometimes.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:53 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • Why is George Soros allowed into the country??????????????????????????
    Libs luv him!!!!!!!!!!!
    They simply love them some Communist George Soros!
    Pathetic............................
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    lol...foreigners, immigrants, just mix in a little George Soros and you have a mustbeGrace perfect storm...a trifecta of fear mongering.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:54 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

  • LOL stacy... Are you OK with those above mention countries in the OP "volunteering to offer information to assist the US court in deciding ANY DOMESTIC matter?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:54 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

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