Another Bad Day for Obama’s Lawyer, But Democrats Working on Plan B


Arguments were heard today in the Supreme Court in the lawsuit the Obama administration brought against the state of Arizona’s immigration law. It looks like the administration’s lawyer had another bad day. According to The Washington Times, he appeared to have trouble with even the liberal justices.

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said the federal government has limited resources and should have the right to determine the extent of calls it gets about possible illegal immigrants.

“These decisions have to be made at the national level,” he said.

But even Democratic-appointed justices were uncertain of that.

“I’m terribly confused by your answer,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who went on to say that the federal government can always decline to pick up illegal immigrants when Arizona officials call.

The Obama administration was on its firmest ground when it argued Arizona should not be allowed to impose state penalties such as jail time against illegal immigrants who try to seek jobs. (Read More)

Democrats must believe the administration isn’t going to prevail in court, because they’re already working on Plan B, headed up by Senator Chuck (You) Schumer.

Update: Linked by Smitty at The Other McCain, who recommends counseling on my subtle profanity.