Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 2/16/2012 3:55:00 AM

Judicial Watch has joined the growing list of non-government entities supporting the portions of Arizona's S.B. 1070 that were declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last July, thanks to a lawsuit from the Obama Justice Department. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on April 25.

Chris Farrell is a spokesman for Judicial Watch. He says their first amicus brief was filed on behalf of former state Senator Russell Pearce (R), the author of S.B. 1070, and the second on behalf of State Legislators for Legal Immigration. Farrell maintains that nothing in the statute pre-empts federal authority.

"The problem is the Arizona law cuts against the Obama political objective," he explains. "If you accurately and faithfully carry out S.B. 1070, which is completely compliant with federal law, then you humiliate the Obama administration. And Holder and his people don't wish to be embarrassed because they show what a lie, what a sham the Obama administration's position is on immigration enforcement."
But the Judicial Watch spokesman hopes the Supreme Court will affirm Arizona's right, and the right of other states, to protect citizens from the scourge of rampant illegal immigration by upholding S.B. 1070 in its entirety.

Source: Another amicus brief for Arizona (