Here’s a quick thanks to Emma, Ankhesen, and Chris for their recent comments on my posts.
I was hoping to unleash a fiery broadside today, about twenty-four hours after SB 1070 took effect in Arizona. However, some federal judge has stolen my thunder by putting the anti-immigrant law on hold.
Yes, Judge Susan Bolton has granted a preliminary injunction that blocked the most odious parts of the law. That means the really good stuff — like stopping Latinos on the street and demanding to see their papers — simply isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Still, protests against the law went on as planned. And a whole mess of people got arrested in nonviolent demonstrations.
As expected, the law’s supporters are appealing, and the whole thing will probably end up in the Supreme Court. Conservatives predict that once it hits there, their heroes (Scalia, Thomas, etc) will come to their rescue and proclaim the law to be the most extra-special really neato constitutionally wonderful thing, like, ever.
We’ll see about that. In any case, it may be years before SB 1070 is either enacted or put out of its misery.
And by then, the country may be mostly Hispanic anyway. Now wouldn’t that be funny?