Terrible horrible no good very bad day for SB 1070 foes in Supreme Court.
posted by Terry Greene Sterling
at 26 April, 9:04 PM 0
Come with me to the Supreme Court hearing for SB 1070, Arizona’s immigration law.
“Arizona’s SB 1070 case, along with another on the Affordable Care Act heard by the court earlier this year, are two landmarks that will shape the Obama administration’s legacy. In both cases, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli faced off against Paul Clement, a former solicitor general who frequently appears before the court. On Wednesday, Verrilli lost focus and failed to drive home key points as he was questioned by conservative justices and gently rebuked by liberal justices. At one point, Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Verrilli she was “terribly confused” by his answer; at another, she noted: “Your argument isn’t selling very well,” I wrote for The Daily Beast today. To see the rest of the story, and read what Justice Breyer told the Obama administration’s solicitor general, and how the solicitor general appeared to be outmatched, click here.
To read the bizarre but true tale of the stop and detention, but not arrest, of Arizona activist Randy Parraz in a Senate hearing room (you won’t believe it) click here.
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