This Is Destined for Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin thinks so; plus other views on the ruling
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2010 5:25 PM CDT
Signs set up by opponents of the new Arizona immigration law SB1070 dot the grounds at the Arizona capitol Monday in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Some early reaction to today's ruling that blocks the main elements of Arizona's immigration law:

  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN: "I think this is a case very much destined for United States Supreme Court. It is the kind of big issue relating to the responsibilities of state versus federal government on a very important matter, so it's likely, given how much attention this law received that other states will be passing similar laws. I think the Supreme Court will get involved probably next year."
  • Elie Mystal, Above the Law: "From Citizens United to the deep-water drilling moratorium, Obama has been smacked around by the courts recently. This victory should make the White House pretty happy… to say nothing of legal US citizens who at least for a time will be allowed to go about their lives."

  • Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: "What will be interesting will be to see whether this impacts public opinion. The Obama administration has taken a beating in the polls on this issue, with poll after poll showing majorities of Americans supporting the Arizona law. A temporary injunction on portions of the bill may get some people rethinking the issue, but I’d be surprised if there was any substantial movement."
  • William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: "The decision has to be viewed as a near complete victory for opponents of the law, as it restricts the state from routine and compulsory checks of immigration status as a matter of legislative mandate."

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