From the LA Times
Federal judge blocks key parts of Arizona immigration law
The ruling halts implementation of parts of the law that require police to determine the immigration status of people they stop and suspect of being in the U.S. illegally.By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2010
So the will of the people of the state of Arizona has been voided by a Clinton-appointed Judge
on what I suspect are pretty bogus constitutional grounds. And who likes this? Eric Holder`s Justice Department likes this!
Justice says judge ruled correctly in Arizona case(AP) â€“ 12 minutes agoWASHINGTON â€” The U.S. Justice Department says a judge ruled correctly in blocking the most controversial parts of Arizona`s immigration law.Department spokeswoman Hannah August [Send her mail] said Wednesday that the department understands the frustration of Arizona residents with the immigration system.August added that a patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt federal immigration enforcement.
But, needless to say, Obama has no plans to move against "sanctuary cities"
The problem here is that while America is supposed to be democratic, unelected judges
have tremendous power to do harm. The natural check/ balance: impeachment. See Immigration, Innumeracy, And The Case For Impeaching Judges,
April 2, 2009, By Peter Brimelow.