September 30, 2011

The Obama Administration's Tough Week in Law
— Gabriel Malor

Two court losses for the Obama Administration should be on your radar.

First, a federal district court in Alabama upheld major portions of that state's new immigration law, often referred to as "the Arizona law on steroids." Portions of the law went into effect yesterday, including provisions that require immigration status checks of public school students, that allow police to investigate and hold suspected illegal immigrants without bond, and that make it a felony for an illegal immigrant to do business with the state.

This was a big departure from the Arizona district court's treatment of the Arizona law. The issue of how much involvement the states can have in immigration matters is absolutely on its way back to the Supreme Court.

Second, a federal district court in California rejected the Obama Administration's contention that the provisions of DOMA are subject to heightened scrutiny in the context of immigration law. The court credited the argument by the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (that took over from DOJ when Obama made his decision not to defend DOMA this summer) that the lawsuit is foreclosed by a 1982 decision. That 1982 decision upheld an immigration official's ruling that the individuals in question "ha[d] failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots."

DOMA sec. 2, which creates a federal definition of marriage is also on its way to the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 03:43 AM | Comments (59)
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1 This was a big departure from the Arizona district court's treatment of the Arizona law.

Yeah, what a difference not being in the 9th district makes.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 03:45 AM (M9Ie6)

2 Wait, the decision actually had the word "faggot" in it? Holy cow. I'm stunned and Obama is a SCOAMF.

Posted by: mpfs, TPT & Barbarian at September 30, 2011 03:48 AM (dG18L)

3 But he is a Constitutional lawyer!

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 03:48 AM (M9Ie6)

4 Wait, the decision actually had the word "faggot" in it?

That was 1982 when PC for that subject was just getting off the ground. 

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 03:49 AM (M9Ie6)

5 4 Wait, the decision actually had the word "faggot" in it? That was 1982 when PC for that subject was just getting off the ground. Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 08:49 AM (M9Ie6) "Faggot" was actually a clinic term pioneered by Sigmund Freud, after a homosexual stiffed him for a co-pay.

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 03:52 AM (niZvt)

6 Wait, the decision actually had the word "faggot" in it? I like the word Faggot. It's hard to use legalese to twist that definition.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 03:53 AM (ZDUD4)

7 Just in case you missed it, the third ruling this week helping put the brakes on the agenda of our dear leader came in the pebble mine case in Alaska. http://bit.ly/nIC67C

Posted by: ONLYME at September 30, 2011 03:53 AM (ThE2s)

8 5, CC bringin the history, Thanks CC.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 03:54 AM (ZDUD4)

9 A smoker?

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 03:57 AM (OhYCU)

10 Two court losses for the Obama Administration

Couldn't happen to a bigger stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Who, you ask?

Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 03:58 AM (8y9MW)

11 Anthony Kennedy has a huge amount of decisions to mull over.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at September 30, 2011 04:01 AM (ndlFj)

12 Maybe Obama will invite Justice Kennedy to the White House to watch a football game, drink a beer, have some of that yummy Japanese beef and a big envelope of Solyndra kick back cash.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 04:04 AM (ZDUD4)

13 The courts have gone soft.

Posted by: Barry O'Hardass at September 30, 2011 04:05 AM (7RbIF)

14 I'm sorry, but that's hilarious.

Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2011 04:07 AM (wuv1c)

15 Well of course a bona fide marital relationship can't exist between bundles of sticks. That's just nonsense.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2011 04:09 AM (DrWcr)

16

I hope Scalia brings a tv and dvd player into the chambers and replays the State of the Union where Obama lies and chews out the Supreme Court Justices over their decision.

 

I seem to rememeber Kennedy being pissed about that. He needs a reminder before he rules on this

Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2011 04:09 AM (wuv1c)

17

>>>Well of course a bona fide marital relationship can't exist between bundles of sticks. That's just nonsense.

 

Menthol and full bodied, two faggots that simply can't constitute a marital relationship.

Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2011 04:10 AM (wuv1c)

18 15 Well of course a bona fide marital relationship can't exist between bundles of sticks. That's just nonsense. Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2011 09:09 AM (DrWcr) Why so close minded?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 04:12 AM (niZvt)

19 I also believe they have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two cigarettes.

Posted by: Tom In England (Korea) at September 30, 2011 04:14 AM (1boAx)

20 On the court that Obama pretends to be such a star on, a dribbler that can only go to his left can be trapped into a corner or a forced bad shot, or both.

The really bizarre thing is that playas with his limited skillz never make it to the top tier of competition.

....til now

Posted by: ontherocks at September 30, 2011 04:16 AM (HBqDo)

21

LOL - in the previous thread - the link goes to a page with the Today show headlines. At the top is word that Osama bin ladin is dead. They have nothing good to say about Obama - so they drag out old news Osama.

har.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 30, 2011 04:17 AM (0fzsA)

22 None of this is Obama's fault. It is the result of America going soft.

If you think I am joking, just check Drudge.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at September 30, 2011 04:18 AM (xFdca)

23

Two court losses for the Obama Administration should be on your radar.

Get off my radar!

Posted by: Ol' Mama AJ at September 30, 2011 04:18 AM (XdlcF)

24 Posted by: ontherocks at September 30, 2011 09:16 AM (HBqDo) _______________________________________ Urkel's a BALLER boiiiiiiii!!!!

Posted by: Osama bin Truck Monkey, TEArrorist Son of a Bitch at September 30, 2011 04:18 AM (jucos)

25 Why so close minded?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 09:12 AM (niZvt)

To keep bad ideas out.  I guess this makes me dendrophobic bigot!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2011 04:18 AM (v+QvA)

26 The DOMA thing is really grasping at straws.  Which is not supposed to be a euphemism, but sounds strangely dirty in this context.

Posted by: Truman North at September 30, 2011 04:19 AM (G5JPI)

27 It is the result of America going soft.

Yeah, but they've got meds for that, now.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:19 AM (8y9MW)

28 ...the larger question, considering the implications of pole smoking, pillow biting, and particularly ass banditry are yet to be resolved. The court is expected to hear testimony from noted pickle sniffer attorneys working pro boner for the cause."

Posted by: Wodeshed at September 30, 2011 04:20 AM (2rAhg)

29 28, I think someone needs a diversity class.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 04:21 AM (ZDUD4)

30 29 They keep sending me back. Won't seem to take.

Posted by: Wodeshed at September 30, 2011 04:24 AM (2rAhg)

31 30 29

They keep sending me back. Won't seem to take.

Posted by: Wodeshed at September 30, 2011 09:24 AM (2rAhg)

Right! Room 101 for you, then!

Posted by: Ministry of Love at September 30, 2011 04:26 AM (v+QvA)

32

Alabama is an interesting state. Glad to see us taking a stand on illegal immigration.

Another oddity is that even though we're very gun friendly we're still technically a may-issue state. That is the county Sherriff can deny a pemit just because he wants to. Maybe you had a bad breakup with his sister in high school. Doesn't matter.

Just found out this morning there's a bill HB582 in the State House aiming to change that. http://tinyurl.com/6krpd57

I'd appreciate my fellow AL morons to help me spread the word.

Posted by: Scott J at September 30, 2011 04:27 AM (/bVuS)

33 brb, cleanin' up after killin' al-Awalaki...you're welcome

Posted by: Barky "Killer" McSCOAMF at September 30, 2011 04:29 AM (UOM48)

34 They keep sending me back. Won't seem to take. Posted by: Wodeshed at September 30, 2011 09:24 AM (2rAhg) Right! Room 101 for you, then! Meet Mr. Bonestripper!!

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 04:30 AM (ZDUD4)

35 The Courts should stop wasting our time with decisions about people's personal life and start focusing on what is important: passing President Obama's jobs bill. President Obama is working harder than ever to overcome the problems left to him by Bush/Cheney/Haliburtio dictatorship and the Supreme Court Justices should put aside their differences and work togetheer to see that Americans can get good jobs in growing fields like green energy. The people of Bartlesboro, Vermont are proud to have a President who cares about us like President Obama.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein of Bartlesboro, Vermont at September 30, 2011 04:35 AM (OWjjx)

36 What aboot the DOGA*?

*Defense of Goatsex Act

Posted by: Zombie Anwar al-Awlaki's smoking skull at September 30, 2011 04:36 AM (eHqLg)

37 I'd appreciate my fellow AL morons to help me spread the word.

There is a non-zero chance I'll end up in AL before the end of the year.  That would be a nice house-warming present.

Are their any hurdles to bringing weapons one already owns?  These would be long guns.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:36 AM (8y9MW)

38 Mary Cloggenstein of Bartlesboro, Vermont at September 30, 2011 09:35 AM God Bless you Mary. Meet Mr. Bonestripper.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 04:36 AM (ZDUD4)

39 Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein of Bartlesboro

These would be funny if I didn't know people who actually "think" (for lack of a better term) like this.  As it is, they just make me tired.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:37 AM (8y9MW)

40 What aboot the DOGA*? *Defense of Goatsex Act

Posted by: Zombie Anwar al-Awlaki's smoking skull

Oh don't worry.  Down here we have plenty of that.  'Cept you're the one on all fours.

Posted by: Beelzebub at September 30, 2011 04:38 AM (NuPNl)

41 The really bizarre thing is that playas with his limited skillz never make it to the top tier of competition.

....til now

Posted by: ontherocks at September 30, 2011 09:16 AM (HBqDo)

Maybe we should have an Affirmative Action program for the althletically-challenged.  After all, why should only skilled and talented players get to compete?  It's not faaaaaiiiiir.  We need more diversity! Quick somebody, get the government on this . . . .

Posted by: AZC at September 30, 2011 04:39 AM (0oi10)

42 Maybe we should have an Affirmative Action program for the althletically-challenged. After all, why should only skilled and talented players get to compete? It's not faaaaaiiiiir. We need more diversity! Quick somebody, get the government on this . . . . I thought we did, explain Michael Vick.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 04:40 AM (ZDUD4)

43

Not just bundles of sticks and cigs, but bassoons can't come up with a good reason either.

 

 

Too obscure?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at September 30, 2011 04:40 AM (zLCZu)

44 We need more diversity!

Yes, that's just what Basketball needs: untalented thugs and punks getting paid millions of dollars.  As it is, at least the thugs and punks are exciting to watch.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:41 AM (8y9MW)

45 I thought we did, explain Michael Vick.

Ouch.  Just- ouch.
Besides, Michael Vick isn't Affirmative Action, he's work release.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:42 AM (8y9MW)

46 45, LMAO

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 04:42 AM (ZDUD4)

47

Yes, that's just what Basketball needs: untalented thugs and punks getting paid millions of dollars

We already have an entire industry dedicated to paying untalented thugs and punks millions of dollars.

It is called Rap Music.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 30, 2011 04:42 AM (OWjjx)

48

We already have an entire industry dedicated to paying untalented thugs and punks millions of dollars.

It is called Rap Music.

Touché

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:43 AM (8y9MW)

49 15 Well of course a bona fide marital relationship can't exist between bundles of sticks. That's just nonsense.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 30, 2011 09:09 AM (DrWcr)

Don't you repress us, timberphobe. It's not just sisal rope that binds us together; it's love.

Posted by: loud and pround bundle of sticks at September 30, 2011 04:43 AM (tDuwb)

50 45, LMAO

I'm not sure why getting paid millions of dollars to play a game is part of paying his debt to society, but apparently it is.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 04:44 AM (8y9MW)

51 50 45, LMAO "I'm not sure why getting paid millions of dollars to play a game is part of paying his debt to society, but apparently it is." Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 09:44 AM (8y9MW) Because Society is like Kevin Bacon getting initiated in Animal House. "Thank You, Sir! May I Have Another?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 05:01 AM (niZvt)

52 Just out of curiosity,

As a legal matter,

Is the extrajudicial execution of an American Citizen, up for discussion?

It seems, there are an awful lot of dead bodies, curiously piling up on this president's watch.


Posted by: franksalterego at September 30, 2011 05:13 AM (7/sDI)

53  @52 - interesting that this guy is almost turning out to be a decent sort of war-president.

Shame he's such complete crap at everything else.

I'm going to lose...well, exactly zero sleep over Zarqawi's extraordinary rendition to Hades. 

Posted by: JEM at September 30, 2011 05:16 AM (o+SC1)

54 Are their any hurdles to bringing weapons one already owns?  These would be long guns.

Nope.  Just throw them on your Easy Rider Rifle Rack and come on down.

Posted by: toby928© at September 30, 2011 05:19 AM (GTbGH)

55 It seems, there are an awful lot of dead bodies, curiously piling up on this president's watch.

That's still not going to be enough to save his ass.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2011 05:36 AM (bm4vI)

56

DOMA sec. 2, which creates a federal definition of marriage is also on its way to the Supreme Court.

 

 

...FOR the federal government. States are free to do as they please.

Posted by: Rocks at September 30, 2011 06:48 AM (Q1lie)

57

OT:

Just read the Impromptus column from a couple days ago.  It mentioned that, sure enough, the USPS is opening up to allowing living people on U.S. postage stamps.

Think a certain SCOAMF's ego needs stroking?

Posted by: logprof at September 30, 2011 07:19 AM (QaKuj)

58 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2011 11:42 AM (fyOgS)

59
I am definitely bookmarking this page and sharing it with my friends.

Posted by: Helter Skelter AudioBook at September 30, 2011 05:37 PM (nUd+7)

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