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AZ’s Appeal Delayed Until After Elections

From a relieved Associated Press:

Ariz. governor considers changing immigration law

By Paul Davenport And Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press Writers Sat Jul 31, 2010

PHOENIX – A federal appeals court has decided not to step into the controversy over Arizona’s tough immigration law until November, leaving state officials to consider other steps they might take in the meantime.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law and appealed a ruling blocking its most controversial sections, said Friday she would consider changes to "tweak" the law to respond to the parts U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton faulted.

"Basically we believe (the law) is constitutional but she obviously pointed out faults that can possibly be fixed, and that’s what we would do," Brewer told The Associated Press. She said she’s talking to legislative leaders about the possibility of a special session, but said no specific changes had been identified. .

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in an order late Friday that it will hold a hearing on Brewer’s challenge in the first week of November. Briefs from the state are due Aug. 26.

Brewer had asked for an expedited appeals process, with a hearing scheduled for the week of Sept. 13. State lawyers had argued that the appeal involves an issue of "significant importance" — the state’s right to implement a law to address "the irreparable harm Arizona is suffering as a result of unchecked unlawful immigration."

The federal government countered that there was no need to expedite the matter because "the only effect of the district court’s injunction in this case is to preserve a status quo that has existed for a long period of time." …

Obviously the Obama administration and their black robed stooges on the Ninth Circuit want to put this off until after the elections.

What a surprise.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, July 31st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “AZ’s Appeal Delayed Until After Elections”

  1. TwilightZoned says:

    Had a feeling this was going to happen. How convenient.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Can’t get in the way of the “ILLEGAL” voters now, can we?
    The criminals have rights!!

  3. wardmama4 says:

    So much for the checks and balances of our government any more.

    Remember in NOvember – these people will never let up until we are a socialist ‘paradise’ like Cuba (went from the top of Latin America to well no longer at the top – but hey they have universal free healthcare) or Venezuela – what private sector business has Chavez ‘nationalized’ this week?

    God Help America. We The People have no voice, have no choice (and isn’t that the very definition of communism, socialism, fascism and all the other isms)?

  4. untrainable says:

    The ninth circus has opened up the third ring. It is now officially a full blown 3 ring joke.

    “..no need to expedite the matter because “the only effect of the district court’s injunction in this case is to preserve a status quo that has existed for a long period of time.”

    That’s exactly the point! Enforcement of existing federal law has been far too low on the government’s priority list for FAR TOO LONG! To use immigration as a tool to garner the votes of people who shouldn’t even be voting demonstrates everything that is wrong with our government. The only suprise to me is how blatently they’re going about it these days.

  5. bill says:

    Why doesn’t Arizona do what all the other states do right now, just enforce illegal alien deportation through a 1996 law called 287G?

    Our county does, even has jails for illegal aliens, where they warehouse them for four days and then back over the border.

    Sherif Joe does it this way … Maybe Brewer should ask Sheriff Joe how.

  6. proreason says:

    Logical extension of “the rule of law”

    “Rule of law” – laws are optional. Use the ones Ilike and ignore the rest.

    “Appeals process timeline” – timeline is flexible. Force immediate appeal when necessary. Otherwise pretend timeline does not exist.

    With marxist love, your emperor, Obamy

  7. U NO HOO says:

    Obama is evil.

    Dear President Obama, are you sure you are going to be able to hold on after you have ruined the USA for us?

    George Soros has a lot of money to hire your replacement.

  8. canary says:

    Obama must be waiting til after marijuana harvest.
    Still no National Guard troops guards.
    Federal Court delaying protecting the borders.
    Bush signed a bill to in 2008 that Obama has failed to enact in 2 years now.
    How was Michelle’s recent vacation in Spain?

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