I’m not sure who it’s helping when you have likely allies on the court questioning your own arguments:
“You can see it’s not selling very well,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a member of the court’s liberal wing and its first Hispanic justice, told Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., referring to a central part of his argument against the measure.
Indeed, an important and frustrating piece to most Hispanic American citizens from Arizona SB1070, racial profiling, is not even being considered or argued. In fact, Hispanic advocacy groups leading immigration issues may have hurt themselves more so and, once again, have forgotten its own.
With arguments brought up on viewing the “…law against the backdrop of foreign policy considerations…”, it becomes easy fodder for justices appointed by conservatives.
So we have to enforce our laws in a manner that will please Mexico?” Justice Antonin Scalia responded.