Sunday, May 6, 2012

Linda Greenhouse on Arizona v. United States

Linda Greenhouse on the N.Y. Times Opinionater expressed these bottom line observations aboyt the arguments before the Supreme Court in Arizona v. United States:

"I found last week’s Supreme Court argument in the Arizona immigration case utterly depressing, and I’ve spent the intervening week puzzling over my reaction. It’s not simply that the federal government seems poised to lose: unlike the appeals court, the justices appear likely to find the heart of Arizona’s mean-spirited “attrition through enforcement” statute, S.B. 1070, permissible under federal law.

Poring over the argument transcript and the briefs, what finally came through as most deeply troubling was this: the failure of any participant in the argument, justice or advocate for either side, to affirm the simple humanity of Arizona’s several hundred thousand undocumented residents." (emphasis added).

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2012/05/linda-greenhouse-on-arizona-v-united-states.html

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