Governor Brewer called the judge’s decision halting the immigration law, “a bump in the road”. Illegals and their allies took to the streets in Phoenix, well aware that the fight is not over:
Anti-war front group for the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party, International Answer, in attendance? Check.
Che Guevara signs? Check.
Mexican flags waving? Check.
Annoying chants. Check.
Civil disobedience? Check.
Giant paper mache head of Donald Rumsfeld? Huh????
Obama supporters? Of course.
You can help AZ in its fight against the Federal government, and illegal immigration, by donating to Keep AZ Safe.
Did Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton even have jurisdiction to rule in this case?
Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction…
“Original” jurisdiction means the power to conduct the “trial” of the case (as opposed to hearing an appeal from the judgment of a lower court). You all know quite well what a “trial” is – you see them all the time on TV shows: Perry Mason, Boston Legal, The Good Wife, etc. Witnesses testify and are cross-examined, etc.
The style of the Arizona case shows quite clearly that the named defendants are:
State of Arizona; and Janice K. Brewer,
Governor of the State of Arizona, in her
Official Capacity, Defendants.
Judge Susan R. Bolton has no more authority to preside over this case than do you.
Thanks to Lisa G in NZ for that tip.
Linked by Theo Spark, thanks!