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    Citizenship Up For Grabs: The Supreme Court And Immigration

    http://www.ilw.com/lawyers/articles/200 ... levin.shtm

    Citizenship Up For Grabs: The Supreme Court And Immigration
    by Mark R. Levin
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    The Constitution does not constitute us as ‘Platonic Guardians’ nor does it vest in this Court the authority to strike down laws because they do not meet our standards of desirable social policy, ‘wisdom,’ or ‘common sense.’ ... We trespass on the assigned function of the political branches under our structure of limited and separated powers when we assume a policymaking role.

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    We can trust judges to do nothing other than complicate the situation.It's almost as though their ego won't allow them to just do a good job.They want to immortalize themselves with that "landmark" decision.

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    rickesteves,

    Thanks for reading such a long article, I know most people just want little sound-bites, but the long and tedious articles are the most enlightening.

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    Our judges have lost their minds.

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    This one posted by Judy, I had to print out so my Husband could read it.

    http://www.alipac.org/ftopict-2248.html

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    [quote]We agree with the three-judge court in the Pennsylvania case that the justification of limiting expenses is particularly inappropriate and unreasonable when the discriminated class consists of aliens. Aliens like citizens pay taxes and may be called into the armed forces...aliens may live within a state for many years, work in the state and contribute to the economic growth of the state.... There can be no “special public interest� in tax revenues to which aliens have contributed on an equal basis with the residents of the state.... Accordingly, we hold that a state statute that denies welfare benefits to resident aliens and one that denies them to aliens who have not resided in the United States for a specified number of years violate the Equal Protection Clause.36

    Here in lies the problem!!

    Blackmun also invoked a test for courts to use to decide whether a citizenship requirement for benefits from a state or federal agency is permissible. “The Court’s decisions have established that classifications based on alienage, like those based on nationality or race, are inherently suspect and subject to close judicial security.â€?37 [b]In other words, lawmakers could only use noncitizenship if they could demonstrate a compelling government interest in doing soâ€
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