Ari­zona law in court

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

I do not un­der­stand why so many peo­ple are up­set over the court chal­lenge to the Ari­zona im­mi­gra­tion law. Though the law does en­joy ma­jor­ity sup­port, there is ob­vi­ously dis­agree­ment over its ap­pro­pri­ate­ness and even con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity. That’s what the courts are for, to re­solve dis­putes.

Why would any­one not want the courts to de­cide any is­sue and put the mat­ter to rest? States also have sued the fed­eral govern­ment over por­tions of the health care leg­is­la­tion, and I have no prob­lem there, ei­ther.

If there are ques­tions of le­gal­ity or con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of any leg­is­la­tion, the courts are where the mat­ter needs to be de­cided. That is our sys­tem, and it has worked well for 234 years.

Ed Mears

Moun­tain City

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