Will the Supreme Court uphold Arizona's immigration law?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:36
- Date Apr 26, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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It's Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 in yesterday the law receives a somewhat surprising reaction.
From justices on both sides -- the Supreme Court so after yesterday's hearing should we expect to.
The bill to stand or will parts of -- be struck down let's talk to Fox News legal analyst Peter got.
-- -- -- very interesting day there are four parts of the bill of the law that they're considering it and you just told me take at least two could be struck down.
You know you listen to the Supreme Court just justices yesterday and I and I read the transcript every bit -- that you can't watch it live.
Hopefully there will be -- day you can watch it live because it would encourage a lot of Americans who say yeah maybe I should have some confidence at least one branch.
Of our government.
The Supreme Court was not buying any we're not buying it on both sides are -- -- justice Sotomayor said at one point you know you're not selling it.
Very well mr.
the rally right chief.
Chief Justice Roberts made it clear.
That he believed that the government really doesn't want to know who's here illegally and that may be the impetus for their objection to Arizona's statute.
Arizona -- making your argument listen we're doing what the federal government is doing.
The federal government said this part of his argument really is.
Well we -- we want to do it when we wanna do it right we really haven't done so well that wouldn't acknowledge that.
But it's up to us to decide when we should do it and how we can do it.
But you people don't be doing it because word charges -- farm policy power of of of America to its Justice Scalia said well.
Whose foreign policy we try to satisfy -- Mexico's he basically said that I mean that's a paraphrase of what he said.
So was not an encouraging day for the government if.
Yeah I saw the headline on -- Drudge yesterday at one point was Obama's lawyer chokes again we're talking about Donald -- a -- -- talked a little bit he.
He he was playing the fear card big time yesterday -- -- -- big time it doesn't quote mass incarceration.
Let's talk about your message that somehow that illegal immigrants would be rounded up we didn't say rounded up but -- -- talk about mass incarceration.
Of people and then the court asked him if that Justice Breyer asked in the civil.
How long does it take -- had a pretty basic -- why don't have a problem.
With this reasonable suspicion.
And checking people there they're I don't seem to have a Howell is -- gonna take.
To find out whether -- hero or not legally or not.
And then mr.
really the government's lawyer in the solicitor general said about seventy minutes from -- seventy minutes.
Does not equate to mass incarceration.
Of of the thousands of of illegal immigrants -- the government had a very very difficult time and it was unexpected they would.
Both with a couple members on on the left who seemed to be non plus.
Why why they were really there yet know yesterday and -- the message from the rally was a very -- -- I think it won a point Sotomayor herself that I'm terribly confused by your answer.
Justice Kennedy talked about the social and the economic disruption.
Of illegal immigrants in Arizona in other states tried that seem to be a focus of the court.
They seem to understand the argument that Arizona has made with regard to the disasters.
Consequences they may face as the result of continuing.
Illegal immigration and a federal effort.
To do not -- -- and when you were busy yesterday reading the Supreme Court transcript Peter Johnson junior good to see how much okay good job.