BREAKING -Supremes torpedo Obama's Arizona lawsuit on illegal aliens.In a definite setback for President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder! YES!

Cat 2011/05/26 19:27:24
Gov. Brewer and Arizona won the first case on illegal alien laws passed in her state on Thursday

Gov. Brewer and

Arizona won the first case on illegal alien laws passed in her state on Thursday
Maricopa County Attorney's Office

illegal alien laws passed thursday creditsnbsp maricopa county attorneys office


a definite setback for President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder,
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that individual states have the right to
revoke the licenses of businesses that know they are employing illegal
aliens. This case is seen as a preview of another case involving Arizona and
illegal aliens expected to go before the nation's highest court.

justices -- in a 5-3 decision -- upheld Arizona's 2007 law, asserting that the
state is well within its rights to enforce such an immigration law under a 1986
federal immigration reform measure that was passed during the Reagan
Administration as part of a limited amnesty deal made with Democratic

ruling -- a disappointment for Obama in a week filled with disappointments --
comes amid a Department of Justice lawsuit against another Arizona law that took
effect last July and which makes it a crime to be in the state, which borders
Mexico, without proper immigration papers.

Obama is backtracking from one miscalculation after another, this ruling may
provide other U.S. states the legal means to pass laws to protect their
residents from adverse effects of illegal immigration," said former law
enforcement officer Mike Snopes.

today's decision, the court cited the Reagan Administration's federal
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which preempts state or local law
imposing civil or criminal sanctions other than through licensing and similar
laws on firms that employ, recruit, or refer unauthorized aliens for

law reserves to the states the authority to impose sanctions on employers hiring
[illegal] workers, through licensing and similar laws.

Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion: "It uses the federal
government's own definition of 'unauthorized alien,' it relies solely on the
federal government's own determination of who is an unauthorized alien, and it
requires Arizona employers to use the federal government's own system for
checking employee status."

President Obama's frequent verbal attacks against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
that organization backed the lawsuit filed to invalidate the Arizona law in the

eight justices ruled in this case since Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from
the case because the government made filings against Arizona when she was
solicitor general at the Justice Department.

was joined in the majority by conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito
and Clarence Thomas, and by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is seen as a swing
vote. Left-leaning Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia
Sotomayor dissented.

Obama Justice Department has filed a separate suit against Arizona in hopes of
blocking the 2010 law, which requires local police who are not federal agents
responsible for immigration matters to determine whether people are in the
country illegally during arrests or routine traffic stops.

Arizona's laws
were slammed by Obama's administration as abusive and divisive.

Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the
National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com,
and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the
Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political
advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed
"Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he
served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of
security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug
Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.
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  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2011/05/26 19:32:59
    A great development. But don't let the euphoria of the ruling diminish your awareness that even as I write this, obama and AG Holder are busily working avenues around the SCOTUS decision.

    AZ WILL BE PUNISHED in some way, some form of retribution is coming they're way and relatively quickly. We might hear that obama will be closing all military bases that exist there OR federal funds previously being allocated to AZ for whatever will be severely reduced. Those are just possibilities, I have no intimate knowledge of what they might be planning.

    SCOTUS itself now is in the cross-hairs of retribution from this sordid administration.

    You've been warned.

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  • Katherine 2011/07/07 08:13:11
    Thank you!
  • jackolantyrn356 2011/06/02 00:59:21
    Oh, I'm sure Obama has something hidden in the Obamacare Law that will trump the Sopreme Court or he will ignore the SC and do whatever he want s to do. This is a mna with treason in his heart and more than that he has no respect for the Supreme Court. Or he will threTEN THEOIR LIVES.... iF SO WILL THE COURT HAVE HIM ARRESTED.
  • volunteer jackola... 2011/06/02 06:40:37 (edited)
    jackolantym356: Right on!!! Obama will do whatever it takes to punish AZ. He sold his soul to Lucifer and anyone who challenges him will suffer the consequences. With this agent of Satan in charge, America is on a downfall. This beautifu song says it all: "http://www.openmyeyeslord.ne...
  • volunteer volunteer 2011/06/02 06:50:49
    song is http://www.openmyeyeslord.net... Sets out exactly what Obama has in store for America. Also Pelosi, Reid, etc.
  • Mary 2011/06/01 18:52:35
  • Charge 2011/06/01 18:34:36
    Obama hasn't loaded the court with enough Progressives yet...
  • Mark5610 2011/06/01 16:38:30
  • Michaelene Mark5610 2011/06/08 13:36:28
    I agree and I love your avatar :)
  • obamabeatsmccain 2011/06/01 14:04:18
    seems the right of state gov to enforce fed immigration law was upheld. nothing there about states 'creating' immigration policy. nice try though.
  • Ldude893 2011/06/01 03:11:51 (edited)
    So much for "Give me your tired, your poor and your huddled masses yearning to breath free."
    We're talking about human beings and families looking for a better life, not criminals breaking into people's houses. Sure there are some criminals among them, but most of these people are attracted by America's promises of a better life and better opportunities and they want the best for themselves as well as their families.

    You honestly want to force people back into a place with bad sanitation, unclean water and an unhealthy style of living?
  • Roy George Ldude893 2011/06/01 10:30:13
    Roy George
    You just don't get it.Thousands of "Legal" aliens are sworn in and applauded for becoming American Citizens daily. Us law abiding citizens just have a problem with the word illegal. How can just some of the illegals be criminals. Illegal and criminal are the same. daily law abiding citizens illegal illegals criminals illegal criminal
  • Lanikai Ldude893 2011/06/01 16:48:06
    No one "desreves" to SNEAK across our borders which is a violation of the law. Illegals are CRIMINALS because they do sneak across rather then coming thru the LEGAL channels to get here.

    Therefore they are illegal, criminal invaders.
  • Foxy Warrior Guru 2011/06/01 02:53:09
    Foxy Warrior Guru
    And I used to like the Supremes, too.

    supremes the supremes
  • Ugly Chick 2011/06/01 02:29:57
  • Birthpangs 2011/05/31 23:53:18
  • Col. Klink's Ugly Little Br... 2011/05/31 19:33:51
    Col. Klink's Ugly Little Brother
    Congrats to Gov. Brewer and Common sense!. The head Moslem in Charge might have suffered a set back but the Chicago thugs will keep trying.
  • ThinkAboutIt! 2011/05/31 18:39:34
    It makes perfect common sense..That's why obama just doesn't get it.
  • obamabe... ThinkAb... 2011/06/01 14:05:54 (edited)
    seems the right of state gov to enforce fed immigration law was upheld. nothing there about states 'creating' immigration policy. nice try though.
    and for the DEPORT THEM CROWD.........whats the cost of that???? and be sure to add no less than nine ZERO'S, add your stupid FENCE IDEA ADD three more ZERO'S
  • ThinkAb... obamabe... 2011/06/01 20:29:46
    Far less dollars then your alternative.
  • obamabe... ThinkAb... 2011/06/02 00:22:57
    what about the deficit? and cutting spending. and cutting taxes for the rich?? how's that done and still have gov pay for all you want?
  • ThinkAb... obamabe... 2011/06/03 18:32:38
    Talk to Obama and his liberal cult. Free enterprise is what created the jobs to build this nation. Obama wants to do it differently but it obviously is'nt working. Take ALL the money from whomever you consider to be the 'wealthy' and it still won't be enough. It's called spending 8 times more dollars then we have coming in.
  • Lanikai 2011/05/31 17:12:39
    Deport the ciminal illegal invaders NOW.

    We are being overrun. We are being forced to pay for the care and feeding of these crimnals and their anchor babies, and we are being ounished for this generosity to the criminal illegals by rewarding them with JOBS we desperately need for our own people.

    Stop the invasion, harass your sheriffs and police to investigate all illegals. Call the fire marshall when more then one family lives in a dwelling. Do all you can to NOT support businesses that hire illegals. Call contractors and tell them they will never get the job unless they are hiring ONLY Americans, do everything you can to make the illegals uncomfortable in your area. That is about all you can do other then call the WH, congress and local governments and demand they do something.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/05/31 16:58:27
    We have a new motto in the UK,only if your foreign or queer can you be sure to get help here
  • Lanikai BUCCANE... 2011/05/31 17:13:26
    Sounds exactly like America nowdays.
  • BUCCANE... Lanikai 2011/05/31 17:14:49
    Yep the cancer is spreading
  • Lanikai BUCCANE... 2011/05/31 17:21:11
    Sadly, our own president is acting against We, The People on this one. rotten bum
  • BUCCANE... Lanikai 2011/05/31 17:26:37
    Yes we have two Ani not so delecti making a mess of thing's here too,but at least you don't have to take order's from a shower of pillocking berks in brussel's!
  • Lanikai BUCCANE... 2011/05/31 17:47:09
    True, and so far the muzzies here are not rioting or holding our public transports hostage.
  • BUCCANE... Lanikai 2011/05/31 17:50:42
    They went on the rampage in london last night,killing any englishmen they could find,police say the death toll could be as high as 4
  • Lanikai BUCCANE... 2011/05/31 19:25:50
    That is a shame, and you all don't have guns the way we do. here, they might start it, but a lot of them would die for the effort.
  • BUCCANE... Lanikai 2011/05/31 19:34:00
    As usual,down to you,shipper's usualdown youshippers armaggedon
  • ♫♫blindfaith♫ 2011/05/31 16:45:33
    I have live in Egland for 64 yrs, all my life, and reading the comments below it seems that we all have the same problem. Politicians tinkering with multiculturalism, if it aint broken don't mend it, is a phrase they don't understand. What has happened in this once great country is, 1000s of Eastern Europeans have invaded our country (invited by our government, not us), they are filling up hospitals, schools, doctors surgeries and welfare offices. They work for half of the wages and force the indinenous population out of work. There is much more, but i think you Americans know all of this. Arizona, i take my hat off to you....God bless you.
  • ♫♫blind... ♫♫blind... 2011/05/31 16:47:53
    Oooops, that should say England, i guess the red mist had covered my eyes !
  • BUCCANE... ♫♫blind... 2011/05/31 16:53:21
  • BUCCANE... ♫♫blind... 2011/05/31 16:54:02
    I second that!
  • phil white ♫♫blind... 2011/05/31 19:00:58
    phil white
    East Europeans? We should be so lucky. Thousands of us Yanks get killed by drunk Mexican drivers, and they threw stuff at the American soccer team on Los Angeles when our national anthem was played.
    They've even got their own Spanish language TV network.
    Are you anywhere near Whitney in Oxfordshire? One of my grandads was from there.
  • ♫♫blind... phil white 2011/05/31 20:03:34
    No sorry, London. I could say why don't the police take care of it, but i guess it's the same old story, political correctness, am i right ? BTW, Whitney is abouta 1hr drive away, nice part of England, you should see it. Thanks for the reply.
  • Moma Knows 2011/05/31 16:38:03
    Moma Knows
    This needed to be done but 57th is correct in stating that Arizona will be punished, you can not buck up against a narcissist and think that you are not going to feel the backlash. Obama thinks he is the absolute last word and anyone opposing him will get punished one way or another. My brother lives in Arizona, he always is in an uproar, between the illegals and the drug smuggling. But it isn't only Arizona, why isn't more being done to keep illegal Cubans from floating a raft over? Because Miami is already known as little Havana and no one bothered to put much effort into stopping them. Our government doesn't concern themselves with too much unless it costs them personally. Obama has something to gain by fighting this, but if he had to take money out of his pocket and sponsor the living expenses of every illegal, I do believe he would put a stop to it, or if he and his family were victims of a crime perpetrated by a illegal, oh then it would be sew the borders shut with high voltage thread every last inch.
  • nolibsperiod 2011/05/31 16:09:58
    Just a matter of time till the real American public wakes up and deals with this blight on our country. Down with liberalism. GOD help us and this country if this idiot gets four more years.
  • Alphamale 2011/05/31 15:57:13
    It's a nice start. One step at a time...
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