"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A miracle, Supreme Court upholds State's Rights on Immigration

The 5-3 decision gives states more authority to act against illegal immigrants.  Justices rule that states can take away the business licenses of companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Many observers were in shock that the court which has blown holes in the Bill of Rights and supported many Big Brother laws would rule in favor of a modest level of State's Rights.

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave Arizona and other states more authority to take action against illegal immigrants and the companies that hire them, ruling that employers who knowingly hire illegal workers can lose their license to do business.

The 5-3 decision upholds the Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007 and its so-called business death penalty for employers who are caught repeatedly hiring illegal immigrants. The state law also requires employers to check the federal E-Verify system before hiring new workers, a provision that was also upheld Thursday.

Thursday's decision is a defeat for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, several civil-rights groups and the Obama administration, all of whom opposed the Arizona law and its sanctions on employers. They argued that federal law said states may not impose "civil or criminal sanctions" on employers.

Our Federalist Founders insisted that States have Rights

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said another portion of the same law made clear that states were free to use their "licensing" laws to punish employers.  Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito formed the majority.

The Big Brother Supreme Court still does not understand the Constitution.  So-called "Conservative" Justice Roberts said that a portion of a law passed by Congress allows states to control their own local business license laws and codes. 

Modern Conservatives can't seem to get their minds around the fact that the 10th Amendment exists.  Under the Constitution States have rights.  Period.  Our Federalist Founding Fathers did not put into the Constitution that States need to ask the central government for permission to write and enforce their own laws.

1 comment:

Left Coast Rebel said...

Hear, hear! This is great news. Great post.