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Federal-State Tug of War in the Supreme Court (Townhall.com) December 27, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided it should review the 9th Circuit Court’s decision that parts of Arizona’s immigration law are unconstitutional.  This is both right and hugely important. 

We are in the midst of a major tug of war between a growing federal government and the power of the states. And now, having decided to hear both the Constitutional challenge to Obamacare and the attack on Arizona’s immigration law, the Supreme Court is correctly weighing in on two of the biggest federal power grabs in recent years.

At issue in Arizona is whether federal immigration law preempts, in effect, any state action on the matter.  Arizona argues persuasively that its law complements federal law and is essential because the feds aren’t controlling the problem. 

Both healthcare and immigration are important politically, just months before the election. But they are more important for maintaining state powers under the 10th amendment.

To hear the audio please click here:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/631941

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