The blank with the Supreme Court

As you know, today, the Supreme Court, by unanimous agreement, found that a key provision of the Arizona immigration law was, indeed, constitutional.  The administration was not pleased.  This from the Washington Times:

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. [emphasis supplied]

So, Arizona police can stop and detain all they want, but the Department of Homeland Security will not cooperate.

It would seem that this administration believes that our Constitution and our Supreme Court are no more than inconvenient nuisances that can be easily avoided by executive fiat.


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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. RoBrDona on June 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Abrogation of the law of the land (selective non-enforcement) has been Big Sis’ and Holder’s main way to circumvent not just the law but the will of the people. I find this utterly fascinating in a train-wreck sort of way. Am I stupid, or isn’t this illegal? ?

  2. kateinmaine on June 25, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    continuity–why should gov’t officials have to work for pay when so many others don’t? ? this is tantamount to the admin taking their ball and going home. ?what will our punishment be if o’care is not upheld??

    i’m willing to start the popular groundswell calling for a return to the quaint practice of heads on pikes–equal opportunity for all offenders. . .and the list is getting pretty long. . .

  3. PatRiot on June 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    “inititated a directive”?in common language – Dictated !?
    In the words of Popeye ” I can’t stands no more.”?

  4. stinkfoot on June 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    It is increasingly obvious to me that this administration is a criminal regime and should be removed immediately.? They do not have the moral authority to legislate, they supply arms to our enemies (Fast and Furious) and therefore are guilty of treason.? Their disregard of the highest law of the land suggests that the Obama administration is criminally incompetent.
    Why wait until November?? Get them out now.

  5. dairyair on June 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    The arrogance of this administration is beyond the pale. I agree with Stinkfoot, let’s get them out NOW!!!!!!!!!

  6. winnie on June 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    One word:? Disgusting.

  7. Political Entropy on June 25, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    This is unbelievable. On a different note, great summary on the air today, SOS!

  8. JBS on June 26, 2012 at 6:50 am

    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? IMPEACH OBAMA!
    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? NOW!

  9. Anne-EH on June 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I am watching my beloved America “die” before my very eyes. This breaks my heart.

  10. Murphy on June 26, 2012 at 8:59 am

    not POTUS But SOTUS ? Scum Of The United States. IMHO

  11. lil connie on June 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I agree with SOS’s assessment that this president believes he can circumvent the Constitution by executive fiat. ?What I wonder is who or what is underwriting this arrogance, and wouldn’t this go to the question of our national sovereignty? ?It certainly goes to Arizona’s.

  12. Dimsdale on June 26, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Gee, what next?? Will we have doctors that will “choose” (with government “guidance” of course) not to treat people?
    Oh wait, the death panels…. (see Liverpool Care Pathway in formerly Great Britain)

    • GdavidH on June 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Right wing Extremist…..Racist…..Woman hating, gay bashing, war mongering vote denier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Oh sorry…. did I overreact to the death panel thingy??

    • JollyRoger on June 28, 2012 at 11:16 am

      I thought Obama said I could choose ther red pill or the green one?

  13. Lynn on June 28, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Reality check! We have to drag every living breathing voter to the Polls in November! If they are going to be away or can ‘t get away from work or college, they need an absentee ballot! ?I know, boring for me to write this! I never stopped being a cheerleader! Give me a R, give me an O…….

  14. Deep River Doug on June 28, 2012 at 7:39 am

    This is consistent with the pattern. The regime wishes to rule not govern. We got to get them out.

  15. Dimsdale on July 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Oh and how they will scream if a Republican president chooses to use his/her discretion in prosecuting the “free riders” that don’t want to be dragged into socialized medicine.
    Precedent is precedent.


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