APLEBLOG readers should not have been surprised by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s S.B. 1070. For the last two years APLEBLOG has been consistent in its stance on S.B. 1070’s unconstitutionality and the grounds by which it would be struck down. In all, three of the four challenged provisions were struck down and the one remaining provision was remanded to the state with instructions. Yet this is not the end. (more…)
RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been doing a lot more for the GOP than they have been doing for him. He provides cover for the GOP’s racially tinged political strategy by distinction. Steele is an African American in the highest position the GOP has to offer; he is the face of the Republican Party, despite the fact a substantial part of the body [base] is lily white. Steele’s chairmanship allows the GOP to take a preemptive, more adverse stance than would be normal against a wartime president bogged down by an economic crisis, even granting the GOP a pass to flirt with the likes of the Tea Party and Birthers without the stain of being called a party of bigots. How can they? The head of the RNC is black.
Maybe upon reading my post Arizona Immigration Law will be ruled unconstitutional Arizona’s legal and legislative teams decided to reconsider, rather revise SB 1070 in an effort to strengthen its constitutionality. Wishful thinking! Nevertheless the effort to clean up SB 1070 falls short of constitutionality leaving an opening for the Justice Department to deliver a case-ending one-two punch in court.