Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ANOTHER VICTORY ! Justice Prevails.

fought against Arizona's unjust 'Legalization of Racial Profiling' Law.
And special thanks to Judge Susan Bolton for knocking it down. Round One...
US !

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. Jurist says the law would undermine federal policies.

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law, thrilling the law's opponents, dismaying its advocates and setting the stage for more legal battles in the future.

"We would have liked to have seen it all upheld, but a temporary injunction is not the end of it," said Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the legislation in April. "I look at this as a little bump in the road."

The governor said she was looking forward to getting started on the appeals process. "Jan Brewer is not a quitter," she said.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton halted implementation of the parts of the law that require police to determine the immigration status of people they stop and think are in the country illegally. She also forbade the state from charging anyone with failure to possess immigration documents, a crime under the new law.

In her 36-page decision, Bolton wrote that the measure would have hamstrung the federal government's efforts to enforce immigration law.

"The federal government's ability to enforce its policies and achieve its objectives will be undermined by the state's enforcement of statutes that interfere with federal law," she wrote.

The law's supporters, who contended it was needed to stop illegal immigrants from coming to Arizona, vowed a swift appeal.

Brewer, speaking with reporters as she left the University of Arizona technology park, said she believes the law is constitutional. Brewer also said, as she has repeatedly in the past, that the law was an attempt to protect the state. "I wish that the federal government would step up and do their job so we could all be safe and secure in the state of Arizona," she said.

Immigrant-rights groups were ebullient. "It means justice will truly prevail," said Lydia Guzman, president of Somos America, or We Are America. (Read rest of Article)

B4B NOTE: Be Prepared for the manipulative onslaught of fake polls claiming that " most Americans " are FOR the legalization of racial profiling. Sure there were 'polls' back in the day that showed most Americans were Pro-Slavery too !