SCOTUS hateus


There are some real stunners in today's convoluted ruling from the Supremes regarding Arizona v. United States.  Here are some of my favorites:

"As a general rule, it is not a crime for a removable alien to remain in the United States."

"Federal governance is extensive and complex."

"Removal is a civil matter, . . .

" . . . and one of its principal features is the broad discretion exercised by immigration officials, who must decide whether to pursue removal at all."

"States are precluded from regulating conduct in a field that Congress has determined must be regulated by its exclusive governance."

"Because Congress has occupied the field, even complementary state regulation is impermissible."* **

*I made that one up.

**Not really: It's real.


Aaron D. Wolf

Aaron D. Wolf

Aaron D. Wolf (1973-2019) was Chronicles' executive editor.  His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He was a frequent guest on Issues, Etc. (Lutheran Public Radio) and The Paul Youngblood Show (, and has appeared on several other radio programs, including The Tom Clark Show (Wisconsin Public Radio) and Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg (WGN).

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