SB 1070 was a dud from its inception

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Author(s) Robert Robb
Source The Arizona Republic
Date July 30, 2010
Quotes-start.png "Instead of turning over immigration violators to federal officials, they could be charged, prosecuted and incarcerated in the state system. This was a dumb idea on two fronts. First, it clearly infringed on federal prerogatives regarding the regulation of immigration and invited the legal challenge Bolton has preliminarily upheld. But more importantly, why should state taxpayers pick up the tab for prosecuting and incarcerating illegal immigrants?" Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Judge Bolton's ruling was justified on the topic United States of America v. Arizona.