Why win elections when you can legislate from the courts?
Eva Cardenas, a community organizer who works for Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, marches in front of the Federal Court with other protesters in Atlanta. Civil liberties groups argued that Georgia’s law cracking down on illegal immigration should not take effect until a lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional is resolved. (Washington Times)
The statists strike again!
Radical federal Judge Thomas Thrash, a Clinton appointee, blocked the Georgia immigration law today. Judge Thrash believes that penalizing people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants while committing another crime is just way out of line.
The AP reported:
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A federal judge on Monday blocked parts of Georgia’s law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.
Judge Thomas Thrash granted a request to block parts of the law that penalize people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants while committing another crime. He also blocked provisions that authorize officers to verify the immigration status of someone who can’t provide proper identification.
Thrash wrote that under parts of the law, the state is enforcing immigration law that should be left to the federal government.