A Conservative take on SB1070by Bob Quasius, Sr. on Jun. 29, 2012, under Arpaio, SB1070
By Andy Kirchoff (re-posted with permission – original)
Today, the Supreme Court released its decision on SB1070, the “papers, please” immigration law that sparked a nationwide re-examination of immigration policy. You can read the full text of the Court’s opinion here.
As a conservative, I remain opposed to sb1070 on the grounds that Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority, articulates so well. We have over a century of jurisprudence now that has recognized immigration as something exclusively within the parameters of the federal sphere; Arizona’s law goes above and beyond any existing federal immigration enforcement codes, and is thus unconstitutional.
But for those conservatives who concur with Justice Scalia’s “state’s rights” approach to this issue, I would direct you to the following video, featuring one of the most prominent state’s rights conservatives alive today.