The United States Supreme Court struck down some parts of the Arizona Immigration Law, but the Supreme Court UPHELD a key provision (and very controversial part) of the AZ Immigration Law.
According to the Washington Post, The Supreme Court has upheld the provision in the AZ law requiring police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally. Anyone in AZ must now "Show Me Your Papers" when asked by AZ law enforcement.
I believe that this ruling gives us a glimpse of how the Supreme Court will rule when they hear the Voter ID Law cases.
Several states (including Texas) have passed laws requiring people to show Identification when they vote. You have to show ID for EVERYTHING so why not require ID to be shown at the voting booth? Dead People are voting, non-citizens are voting, people are registering to vote multiple times using fake names. We have to make sure our elections stay free and fair. It is not unreasonable to be able to make sure people are who they say they are when they vote.
Attorney General Eric Holder has a problem with Voter ID laws. Sure, the Supreme Court has already upheld voter ID laws. Sure Eric Holder requires ID to be shown when entering a building to see Eric Holder Speak, but NO he says to Texas and South Carolina when we want ID to be shown when people vote.
I already think the Supreme Court will side with Texas on the Voter ID laws and because we have Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott fighting for us, but now I am really sure that the Court will allow Texas to require ID when voting after the Supreme Court has allowed AZ to check the citizenship status (even though Eric Holder said that is something that only the Federal Government can do). I do not believe in discrimination and I do not believe this AZ law will be used to discriminate. The police will not be able to stop someone if they think the person is here illegally. The police will be able to ask for identification and check for citizenship status ONLY if the person has already been stopped of detained for breaking the law.
The bottom line is, these laws are good. It is common sense that our elections should be secure and people should show ID when they vote, and also, if the police stop someone who is suspected of breaking the law, the police should be able to verify who the person is, including if they are in the country legally.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Supreme Court UPHOLDS Key AZ Immigration Law - Good for Texas Voter ID Law Supreme Court Case!
Posted by David Bellow