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Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Breaking News, Law, Media, Places, Politics, Society | 0 comments

Hillary Clinton Spoke Too Soon, But She Was Right

A “senior administration official” has confirmed to CBS News that the Department of Justice plans to file a legal challenge to Arizona’s “Papers, Please” anti-immigration law, SB1070 — as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced yesterday, in a rather oddly chosen venue: her trip to Ecuador.

David Dayen records Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s reaction with dry humor:

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the law, already reacted to the Clinton comments by saying “this is no way to treat the people of Arizona,” and I think the Hispanic-Americans living in that state agree.

The faux strict constructionists on the right (who knew that “popular” laws were exempt from constitutional scrutiny?) — for whom the U.S. Constitution is not a living document unless they need it to be (like John “Birthright citizenship is an anachronism” Hinderaker”) — are, naturally, enraged.

Ed Brayton flags an amusing news item about the Texas Republican Party trying to pitch their immigrant-bashing, English-only political platform to Latinos — with a Spanish-language video.

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