⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
It's far more complicated than that - and there hasn't been any cases quite like it come to SCOTUS so it will ultimately be up to them to decide if Arizona is within their means or not.
The question of the issue isn't really Constitutionality - it's whether or not a state has open permission and ability to enforce certain federal laws. A state can't make money, for example - so - can a state enforce federal regulations where there's no particular code deeming the action to be acceptable/unacceptable?
This type of situation simply hasn't been addressed. . . . thus, no one really knows what the court will decide.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Pray tell...other than the ludicrous profiling argument, what is the federal governments opposition to this law? I mean...after all...the federal government DID spend millions training state police agencies on INS tactics and enforcement. And since AG Holder AND BO both admitted they ranted on about this state law for weeks without actually READING it...
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
I find this amusing.
LA gov to Arizona: "Screw you, Arizona, we don't like your law directed at illegal immigrants, so we're going to boycott everything from your state."
LA gov internal dialog: "Ok, gotta stop trading with those barbarians from Arizona, now, what we are actually trading with Arizona... Uhh... Wait, this is gonna be HARD. It might actually HURT our reelection chances...Can't have that!"
But on a more serious note, I read a good portion of the Arizona law, and saw little issue with it.
Then again, I don't know what parameters it must fit to be accepted by the SCOTUS...
But IMO, they should uphold it - barring info I have yet to discover.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
The best thing that could happen for Arizona is to have the court system throw the law out. That way the politicians can say, “Well, we tried,” and the boycott movement would end before real lasting damage to the Arizona economy is suffered.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001