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Don't make any changes Gov. Brewer. This law is needed and once you make it through the liberal 9th circuit court the conservative supreme court will uphold this law and Arizona will be able to prosecute the laws that the federal government is failing to do. Hope my state follows with a similar law soon!

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U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is a Clinton appointee.

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I would LOVE to see this go to the Supreme Court, where the appeal would be shot down instantly as it goes outside the narrow region of Arizona and the narrow-minded thinking of the fools who support it. And as if that needs proving; they are calling in THREATS! Correct, people who support a law and claim it doesn't violate human rights are threatening a judge who blocked it. Is it any wonder there are opponents to the law?

MisterCreosote: "U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is a Clinton appointee."

Which explains why the judge is concerned with human rights and how this law denies them, as opposed to the Republican Gov (no surprise!) who doesn't care.

Regardless, she'll change the law -- guaranteed. The governor knows full well if it goes to the Supreme Court the law faces the possibility of being completely blocked.

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Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law and appealed the ruling, has vowed not to back down, saying she’ll challenge Bolton’s decision all the way to the Supreme Court.

The peppercorn sale of US sovereignty is being challenged by this AZ woman... good on her!

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smithinjapan

And as if that needs proving; they are calling in THREATS! Correct, people who support a law and claim it doesn't violate human rights are threatening a judge who blocked it. Is it any wonder there are opponents to the law?

As if there wouldn't have been far more threats had Bolton ruled the other way.

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We must help the Federal Gov unsecure the border. Everyone must open carry guns and bottled water.

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USNinJapan2: "As if there wouldn't have been far more threats had Bolton ruled the other way."

Ah, the hypothetical. We can both prove there were threats because of the ruling; no one can prove there would have been if it went the other way, can they? No doubt some of the people making the threats were the 'Neo-Nazis' who are patrolling the border with all sorts of weapons. Again... these are the people who say the law doesn't threaten human rights? hahaha...

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Ah, the hypothetical.

No, more like common sense.

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A majority of Americans in AZ and elsewhere support the law. They'll have to find a compromise, something that works within the framework of the Constitution but also addresses the problem.

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Calls Friday night to Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman and Phoenix attorney John Bouma, who is defending the immigration law on the governor’s behalf, were not immediately returned.

What does 'not immediately returned' mean anyway!? They called back a couple hours later?...the next day?...following week?...I just don't get it everytime I see it in an article.

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Well they can't wait for a callback before they print the article so I think they're just saying they tried to reach him but he wasn't available. The "immediately" probably means they had to print the article soon after calling and they want to give him the benefit of the doubt that maybe he just couldn't return the call in time, not that he was ignoring the media.

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@smithinjapan....you couldn't be any more wrong. Majority of Americans support the law in Arizona and if it makes it to the supreme court than it is expected that the conservative supreme court would allow the law to be enforced.

And don't go on how people are closed minded that support this law just because a few crazy people sent threats to the judge. There are overzealous, crazy people on both sides of any issue. This is a law that is needed! I am all for people coming to America to fulfill there dreams but there is a legal way to do it that everyone must follow!

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The peppercorn sale of US sovereignty

The... what now?

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Majority of Americans support the law in Arizona and if it makes it to the supreme court than it is expected that the conservative supreme court would allow the law to be enforced.

That's not really how the supreme court works, though. Liberal or conservative, their first duty is to the constitution, not opinion polls.

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I can't understand how a judge can block a state law that mirrors existing federal immigration laws and is meant to help the federal government that has utterly failed in it's responsibilities. At the same time, no judge will block local and city illegal immigrant sanctuary city laws. The people of Arizona and many, many other states and localities are at their wits end by the Federal governments failure to enforce very reasonable immigration laws. No country that I know of has an open border policy - but that is the state of the law today in the US.

Gov. Brewer has been listening and has chanced aspects of the law in the past to address concerns that some have had with it. She should do it again if necessary. However, she should be congratulated for not taking her attention from the central issue - the fiscal harm that rampant illegal immigration is having on her state. Not to mention the fact that the Feds - under the leadership of Democrats and Republicans - have failed in their responsibilities. Someone needs to step up and get the job done. Otherwise the border should be lefted open and the American poeple should just be told that they are now responsible for anyone and everyone that decides to come into the country.

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This Arizona deal is now more about politics than anything else.

Immigration is a federal issue. It doesn't matter if the federal government is doing their job or not...it's still a federal issue, not state.

The courts will decide what will happen. And if you talk to the qualified legal experts, most pretty much agree Arizona has an uphill battle at least, and at most they don't have a chance.

To all the extreme conservatives - Stop playing politics. Why didn't you come up with a federal solution while you were in power (it's easy to complain about a situation, but much harder to come up with realistic solutions). And if you really want to play this out in the courts, then you will have to respect the courts decisions (even if you don't like it).

To all the extreme liberals - Stop all the fear, paranoid tactics. The police are not going to start raping people with dark skin. And even if they did, you can sue for a gazillion dollars and take these issues up in court if you feel like your rights are being denied.

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Jan keep yourself busy. Makes the time pass faster.

The state of Arizona may be dealing with a lot of immigrants going through it's state. I understand. The United States can only process so many immigrants and can only deport so many. The state of AZ had the authority at one time to deport. But when they started going crazy with this upcoming law, the US pulled their authority.

There are certain things that are under the federal authority and some things under the state. The state can not decide that they will assume the authority even if they think that the federal government isn't working fast enough or meets their meter.

I think that we need a wall built, but until they do... <:-)

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It is pretty obvious to me, as an American, that this is just one of a series of provisos that our cynical president is making. If the judge's decision is overruled well then Obama will probably claim he was for the law, before he was against it, ala John Kerry, loser of the 2004 elections. Obama has lost independents and women, 2 groups which helped get him elected. Latinos/Hispanics are voicing their disappointment. Demonizing Arizona is a pretty cynical attempt to get them back. The presdent is targeting Arizona because it is a red state and attacking conservatives excites the adult children of our "new left" who think the Democrats aren't radical enuff.

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I am not American, but I support the Governor of Arizona 100%. I wish we had similar laws in my country. Political Correctness is a fata diseas, which needs to be stomped out. I hope they fight and win this case. Its really about freedom and democracy. Obamaland is becoming an undemocratic socialist republic.

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The law is more of a statement than functional legislation anyway. Why change it now?

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Its really about freedom and democracy.

Not even close.

Its about if this the law is constitutional or unconstitutional...and the supreme court will provide a ruling in time.

But even more than that, I think this whole thing was about politics to begin with.

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Go Jan go! Give em Hell!

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This wasn't about politics to begin with. This is about a state that is suffering significantly because the federal government isn't doing its job to protect the border. Arizona has over 400,000 illegal immigrants living in it and these people are getting a free ride on the government as they don't pay taxes. This law is already on the books its just that the federal government isn't enforcing it and so Arizona has taken action to start enforcing it themselves. I am glad to say that my state is already working on a similar law. I love all the immigrants to America but there is a proper and legal way to do it that needs to be followed by everyone.

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The courts will take out the emotions about this (whether pro or against) and focus just on the constitutionality.

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The courts will take out the emotions about this (whether pro or against) and focus just on the constitutionality.

100% Correct.

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This is about a state that is suffering significantly because the federal government isn't doing its job to protect the border.

It doesn't matter. It's a federal issue, not state.

As mentioned by lostrune2, this is about the constitution and the courts ruling on it...and most legal folks are saying Arizona has a tough fight ahead.

Time will tell.

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my boy is back with a new name and a familiar brand of nutty.

I didn't realize that Jan Brewer was a man. Or is it the Bolton woman you are referring to?

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There is only ONE WAY to become a citizen of the United States of America and that's the Federal Immigration laws that are on the books period!!!!!

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There is only ONE WAY to become a citizen of the United States of America

Nope, the other way is to be an anchor baby.

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Virginia is poised to adopt the same laws as Arizona, but since it is not as identifiably conservative as Arizona, the 'outrage' will not be forthcoming from the state media serving Obama.

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