Saturday, July 31, 2010

Only Supremes Can Try the Arizona Immigration Law?

[Read it for yourself:] Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 of the Constitution says:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction…
According to the Canada Free Press attorney: “Original” jurisdiction means the power to conduct the “trial” of the case (as opposed to hearing an appeal from the judgment of a lower court). You all know quite well what a “trial” is - you see them all the time on TV shows: Perry Mason, Boston Legal, The Good Wife, etc. Witnesses testify and are cross-examined, etc.

The style of the Arizona case shows quite clearly that the named defendants are:
State of Arizona; and Janice K. Brewer,
Governor of the State of Arizona, in her
Official Capacity, Defendants.

Judge Susan R. Bolton has no more authority to preside over this case than do you


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this very interesting piece of news....please be sure that the media folks receive a copy of it, and maybe, just maybe one among them will have the courage to further investigate and inquire of the WH about this !!