Seems like the internets are a-buzz this morning with the US Supreme Court's decision overturning most of Arizona's immigration law and striking down Montana's challenge to the Citizens United ruling.
Law and legal precedent are not my areas, so I'll leave the analysis to those who are experts. What I did find striking however was Justice Antonin Scalia's full on tempter tantrum at the court's decision on the Arizona case:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested Monday that the Framers of the Constitution would have “rushed to the exits” if presented with the idea behind President Barack Obama’s recent decision not to enforce certain immigration laws.
The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down most of the key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law “boggles the mind” in light of the Obama policy shift, Scalia added.
Speaking in dissent of most of the court’s rulings on Arizona’s immigration law, Scalia took a clear swipe in his remarks at the Obama administration’s new policy ending deportations of many young adults brought into the country illegally — which was not part of the Arizona case.
Shorter Scalia: if the framers knew that immigration wasn't controlled by the states, they'd have scrapped the whole U-S of A idea. And Obama sucks.
On the Montana ruling, the Court said today that even in the face years of corruption in the state due to corporate money in politics, the Citizens United ruling still prevails.
Odd how Scalia is all twisted up about state sovereignty for Arizona, but not so much for Montana.