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Obama's DOJ Will Sue To Overturn Arizona Immigration Law

July 06, 2010  | 


The Justice Department will seek an injunction to prevent Arizona's tough immigration law from taking effect later this month, according to media reports quoting unnamed law enforcement officials.

To overturn the law, the DOJ will rely on two central arguments, according to the Washington Post. Federal attorneys will argue the legal doctrine of "preemption," which is based on the Constitution's supremacy clause and says that federal law trumps state statues.

The filing will also contain a civil-rights argument that the law would lead to police harassment of U.S. citizens and foreigners.

Arizona's immigration law, which was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in April, requires officers with a "reasonable suspicion" to question subjects about their immigration status.

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Tags: Arizona Immigration Law of 2010, Barack Obama, Civil Rights Cases


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Morning Eagle @ 7/6/2010 11:48 PM

Senator Hatch said today the justice dept is wrong to file this action. He is absolutely correct! obama is going to waste millions of tax dollars dragging this ridiculous suit through the courts, not because he cares anything about the aliens illegal or otherwise, he certainly does not, but because he wants to shove an amnesty down our throats whether we want it or not so he can in effect manufacture millions of democrat votes by 2012. I thought the clinton co-presidency was bad but this guy has those two crooks beat hands down and looking like amatuers.

FireCop08 @ 7/7/2010 4:29 AM

This is merely a ploy to keep the Latino vote at our expense. We gave Obama a chance to make things right yet almost everything he has done and continues to do goes strongly against what the citizens want. Either we make a major change this November or it will be shame on us.

mpietrucci @ 7/7/2010 5:13 AM

The President needs to wake up and smell the coffee. He sure is promoting change but apparently doesn't know what the heck he is talking about. What about the fact the mexican drug cartel claims vengance by placing a price the heads of officers doing their jobs. Is the DOJ going to sue the mexican cartel. Oh thats right the police act stupidely (Cambridge) Enjoy your term because at the rate you're going it will be over soon. You can't fix a damm thing so keep spreading your rhetoric.

ROB ROY @ 7/9/2010 12:09 AM

This lawsuit is utterly repugnant. This sorry P.O.S. will not secure our border, we have a part of Pinal county that is over run by drug runners and human smugglers. There are signs around this area that advises U.S. citizens to stay out of this area for our own safety. Why isn't the Army down there clearing this scum out of our country. As far as I'am concerned obama is a traitor to this country!

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