For those of you in blissful ignorance, that’s the moniker for Arizona’s most recent hybrid immigration-criminal law.
Today, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton enjoined key parts of the law (not “struck down,” as the Arizona Republic headline reported).
Thus, as of Thursday, July 29, the law’s effective date, most of the meatier aspects of the law will not be enforced. That is good news for the U.S. Department of Justice, and for the other plaintiffs, on whose pleadings the judge hasn’t yet ruled. (It’s also good news for me, as my wife and I celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary tomorrow, and we were so hoping it wouldn’t be spoiled by tear gas. Call me sentimental.)
This afternoon, I will strive to be part of the tiny subset of Arizonans who actually read Judge Bolton’s ruling before waxing on about it. And I invite you to do the same.
Click here to start reading.