Friday, May 25th, 2018

‘A Powerful Nation Obsessed With Imaginary Enemies’

"I found last week’s Supreme Court argument in the Arizona immigration
case utterly depressing, and I’ve spent the intervening week puzzling
over my reaction. It’s not simply that the federal government seems
poised to lose: unlike the appeals court, the justices appear likely to
find the heart of Arizona’s mean-spirited “attrition through
enforcement” statute, S.B. 1070, permissible under federal law.  Poring over the argument transcript
and the briefs, what finally came through as most deeply troubling was
this: the failure of any participant in the argument, justice or
advocate for either side, to affirm the simple humanity of Arizona’s
several hundred thousand undocumented residents." –