SCOTUS Hearts Arizona’s Immigration Bill

 

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli was back against opponent Paul Clement in the Supreme Court today, this time arguing not about Obamacare but Arizona’s infamous immigration law, SB 1070.

Verrilli had a rough go of it last month over the Affordable Care Act arguments, and today wasn’t much better. According to the indispensable SCOTUSblog, even the more reliably liberal justices were not buying Verrilli’s argument that Arizona overstepped its bounds by legislating immigration policy and enforcement, ostensibly the purview of the federal government. At one point, Justice Sonia Sotomayor flat out told Verrilli his argument “wasn’t selling,” and asked if he had anything else…Read More

Related: Senate Democrats To Challenge GOP Over Arizona Immigration Law

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