In her decision, Bolton also found that "race, alienage, or national origin discrimination was a motivating factor in the enactment of S.B. 1070," and maintained that the lawsuit was appropriate due to the "alleged harm to the organizational plaintiffs will occur if S.B. 1070 goes into effect, regardless of how it is enforced or applied."
From Courthouse News:
Bolton found merit in the plaintiffs' arguments for potential Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment violations because the immigration law "contains no meaningful procedural safeguards against erroneous deprivations of liberty, and immigration status is not something that is easily ascertainable. A person who is lawfully present in the U.S. may look and act the same way as a person who does not have permission to be in the country, and plaintiffs' allegations of 'subjective and arbitrary' detention decisions by law enforcement agents are plausible."
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:36 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
I don't think anyone on ether side thought the judge would accept Brewer's request to dismiss. "The judge also threw out a few of the plaintiffs' claims for "lack of standing." I think this will be a long drawn out process.. There are still some very good aspects of the bill that ARE in place and being enforced... So, bit by bit the state needs to do what it has to do in order to protect the LEGAL citizens of the state of AZ
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:02 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:37 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
No sweet, the Supreme Court has the last word. Their opinion is the one that counts.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Hi...I am Grace. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. I actually have nothing to add to this post, i just love to see me avatar.
I wonder if I checked those upvotes it would be from any of the (hypocrites) who go on and on about the maturity of others....because THAT just OOZES maturity.
This is one (liberal) judge.....lets see how this plays out. But I will say I think OTHER countries need to stay out if it. THEY dont habe free for all borders and need to leave it alone....
Answer by momof030404 at 11:18 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Get over it.
November 2 is almost here and Libs are going to get the shock of their lives!
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:57 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:27 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by waldorfmom at 10:58 AM on Oct. 13, 2010