SCOTUS denies review of 9th Circuit Court opinion striking down Prop. 100, denial of bond to undocumented immigrants


In October 2014, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Prop. 100 (2006) denying bond to undocumented immigrants:

gavelThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting en banc struck down another Arizona law, Proposition 100 (2006), which amended the Arizona Constitution to deny bond to undocumented immigrants charged with “serious” crimes. The case is Angel Lopez-Valenzuela v. Joe Arpaio, (No. 11-16487). You can read the Opinion Here (.pdf).

The en banc Court reversed a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upholding the district court’s grant of summary judgment. Prop. 100 “violates the substantive component of the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.”

As you might imagine, Arizona appealed this anti-immigrant measure to the U.S. Supreme Court. County of Maricopa, Arizona v. Lopez-Valenzuela, 14-825. This morning the U.S. Supreme Court denied review, allowing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to stand. Justices Alito, Scalia and Thomas dissented from the denial of certiorari. Order list (.pdf) at p. 15.

As I’ve said before, Arizona is really bad at enacting constitutional laws. Another one bites the dust.

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  1. Perhaps if their was a downside they would not do these things, but so long as the arizona democratic party is a punching bag why not? Why not elect some militant latino head of the arizona democratic party. I know he probably couldn’t fund raise the rich old whites which seems the major concern of the state democratic aparachniks.

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