Court rebuffs Brewer effort to bar Mexico's view on SB 1070

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    Federal appellate judges won't listen to arguments by Gov. Jan Brewer about why they should ignore the views of the Mexican government on the legality of the state's new immigration law.

    In a one-sentence order, judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to accept the legal briefs the governor filed through her attorney seeking to undermine arguments by Mexico that they should not disturb a lower court order blocking the state from enforcing key provisions of SB 1070. The judges gave no reason for their decision.

    Brewer, in a prepared statement, said she is disappointed.

    "I fervently believe that arguments by a foreign government have no place in a U.S. legal proceeding," the governor said. "Arizonans strongly believe, in a bipartisan fashion, that foreign nations should not be meddling in an internal legal dispute between the United States and one of its states."

    The 9th Circuit has allowed various groups on both sides of the issue to file "friend of the court" briefs as it weighs a plea by Brewer to set aside the injunction issued in July by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton. The Mexican government, in its brief, said allowing Arizona to enforce immigration laws interferes with international relations and undermines the rights of its citizens, legal and otherwise, in the United States.

    Earlier this week, Brewer submitted a response urging the appellate judges to disregard those arguments. She said Mexico's real interest is "lax enforcement of United States immigration laws and ultimate amnesty for all of the Mexican nationals who are unlawfully present in the United States."

    The new court order means the judges hearing the case next month will have the Mexican legal brief - but not the one countering it from Brewer.

    Despite the ruling, Brewer said she remains optimistic that the appellate judges won't consider the arguments of the Mexican government "because it is little more than a political statement."

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    The 9th Circuit Court needs to be disbanded and the judges impeached
     
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    Thanks for posting the ENTIRE text of the article.

    It saves me from having to follow the link.

    And thanks for not posting any of your own ideas and thoughts. I don't care to hear them.
     
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    Glad we understand each other.
     

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