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Ganging Up on Arizona
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner -- October 6
Appeals court allows foreign nations to join federal suit against Arizona
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the nations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru to file briefs against Arizona's SB1070.
On Tuesday evening, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) said: "As do many citizens, I find it incredibly offensive that these foreign governments are using our court system to meddle in a domestic legal dispute and to oppose the rule of law.
Brewer continued: "What's even more offensive is that this effort has been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. American sovereignty begins in the U.S. Constitution and at the border. I am confident the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and recognize foreign interference in U.S. legal proceedings and allow the State of Arizona to respond to their brief."
Allowing foreign governments to interfere in a domestic, legal matter is unprecedented.
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