I’m sure just about everyone following immigration issues in the country has heard about Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to basically gut the so-called Arizona law in her decision handed down yesterday in Phoenix. Andy McCarthy writing at National Review Online had a quick and clear response as to why the Judge is wrong and the case will likely now go to the Appeals Court.
Read his comments here that primarily centered on his assessment of where the Judge went wrong legally, but he concluded with this political prediction. We agree!
However this ruling came out, it was only going to be the first round. Appeal is certain. But the gleeful Left may want to put away the party hats. This decision is going to anger most of the country. The upshot of it is to tell Americans that if they want the immigration laws enforced, they are going to need a president willing to do it, a Congress willing to make clear that the federal government has no interest in preempting state enforcement, and the selection of judges who will not invent novel legal theories to frustrate enforcement. They are not going to get that from the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Democrats.
I was at a political gathering last night in my county and everyone in the room was aware of what happened in Arizona only hours before and the anger was palpable.