All eyes are on the Supreme Court this week, for two very important reasons. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial immigration law in Arizona. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer introduced this law as a means to enforce the immigration policies she felt the federal government wasn’t doing. You may remember Brewer as the woman captured in tons of pictures, putting her finger in the face of the President of the United States.
In the ruling, the Supreme Court rejected 3 parts of the law, and upheld the most controversial part. That part being, the right of law enforcement to ask someone suspected of being undocumented to provided documentation of citizenship. Many citizens believe this is opens the door for law enforcement to make legal prejudices about people. In a press interview, Jan Brewer noted this part of the law as the “heart” and her satisfaction with it being upheld.
All eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Thursday as well. It is expected that a ruling will finally be made on the infamous health-care reform. There is great speculation on exactly how the vote will go. The Supreme Court is composed of 9 Justices, with John Roberts being the Chief Justice.
President Obama (D) appointed:
President George H. W. Bush (R) appointed:
President Clinton (D) appointed:
President George W. Bush (R) appointed:
President Reagan (R) appointed:
Based on these party lines, the Supreme Court is split with 5 Republicans and 4 Democrats. If tomorrow verdict reflect party affiliation, we can expect a not so favorable ruling for President Obama. What are your thoughts on the upcoming verdict?