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Arizona Law SB1070 Reaches the Supreme Court

Filed under: Courts,Law Enforcement,Legal,Politics — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 4:01 am December 9, 2010

In Arizona Law sb1070 news, there’s a picture in the news today of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer standing in front of the Unites States Supreme Court. She’s smiling, and I’m guessing that she just feels good, standing so close to something that white. It’s like she’s in her comfort zone.

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments regarding the controversial law sb1070 that was introduced in 2007, and has caused a basic crap-storm since, with Tea Party actitvists and immigration-rights supporters taking the opposite views on the law, its neccesity, and whether or not it’s a racist affront to a country of laws. Oh, and whether a Federal laws or state’s rights trump one another.

Didn’t we have a similar discussion back in the 1860s? How’d that turn out?

At the heart of what was discussed today is the question of whether Arizona is acting illegally in this regard, or whether the federal government has failed and Arizona is just doing what it needs to do. Also, the constitutionality of the clause that would strip businesses found guilty a second time of hiring illegal aliens; especially its focus on making business owners use the e-Verify system to check the status of workers applying for jobs.

In the past, checking for Social Security numbers and/or driver’s license was all an employer had to do for due diligence. But Arizona wants to enforce the mandatory use of the e-Verify system, as system so full of flaws and mistakes that one-in-five results are wrong, and that is what the Supreme Court was looking at today.

While there is no surprise on the arrogant elitism of Judges like Antonin “I Go Hunting With Dick Cheney” Scalia, the other judges wrestled with the questions of is Arizona illegally by-passing federal Rules, or doing what it needs to, in the wake of Federal failure to address the problem of illegal immigrants, regardless of the fact that

Julian Assange- The Trouble Just Gets Bigger and Deeper

Troubled, and in-trouble, Wikileaks CEO Julian Assange isn’t going anywhere fast. Held in British prison while the charges against him from Sweden are examined and extradition considered, there is yet more hints of bad news on the horizon. The U.S. Justice Department is ruminating over whether or not they can press charges against Assange under Espionage Laws that go back to the First World War.

The questions are mostly of the “can they prove that Assange engaged in actively soliciting the leaked files that Wikileaks has been releasing to the utter lack-of-delight of just about every country on Earth, or was he operating under the protection of First Amendment and 4th Estate?” parameters.

Meanwhile, the Swedes just want to prosecute Assange for rape and sexual misconduct charges, and they’re in line ahead of everyone at this point. It is likely that Assange will be turned over to them, unless he can prove that to do so would unfairly oppress him. Not likely, these kind of extraditions happen all the time, Roman Polanski not withstanding.

At the same time, Wikileaks is continuing to release new material, while sympathetic hackers and free-information advocacy groups endeavour to assist in whatever ways they ca

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