Gov. Brewer doesn’t ‘get’ the concept of federalism


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Governor Jan Brewer clearly doesn't "get" the concept of federalism, co-equal branches of government, and judicial review. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of Arizona's abortion law appeal in Horne v. Isaacson on Monday, Brewer's PR guy Howie Fischer wants us all to know that:

The high-court decision drew derision from Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the measure into law. In a prepared statement, she called it “a clear infringement on the authority of states to implement critical life-affirming laws.”

That whole federal supremacy clause in the U.S. Constitution and the 14th Amendment prohibiting states from interfering with the constitutional rights, liberties and immunities of U.S. citizens is just so damn inconvenient. And whoever heard of Marbury v. Madison? (judicial review, Supreme Court is the final arbiter of constitutionality).

States' rights! I am the governor! I get my way! Waaah!


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