It makes sense that the DOJ would sue over S.B 1070 because in a rational world, a patchwork of 50 different immigration laws doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when it is a federal issue. It undermines the sovereign notion of one nation, one immigration policy. If the Supreme Court upholds Arizona’s “lone state” position on immigration, it opens up a whole can of worms with immigration as a whole. However with the Supreme Court ruling the way it has, I wouldn’t place a bet either way. Their recent ruling on strip searches, free speech equals money or vice versa, however you want to interpret Citizens United, this Supreme Court doesn’t bode well for our individual liberties. The 5-4 ideological divide means that the war on terror mentality has won and until the shift hearkens back to a more liberal worldview, we haven’t seen the last of our liberties be curtailed. Another reason why I am behind President Obama, we cannot afford another conservative voice on the Court. Romney’s campaign has downplayed Robert Bork’s presence but make no mistake, Bork is an adviser and there was a reason why he wasn’t confirmed as Supreme Court justice back in the 80’s. Bork’s advisory position gives us though, a peek into Romney’s judicial views, and they may well be even more conservative than Cheney/Bush.
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