Monday, June 25, 2012

every stop is a potential profiling claim

so the supremes struck down all of SB-1070, except the "check your papers" part. and even that part was not fully upheld as the court left the door open for people to challenge paper checks on an individual basis.

if you hate arizona, it was the perfect outcome. even though the "check your papers" bit wasn't found to be unconstitutional per se, the right to challenge any application of those checks, opens the state up to a lot of potential litigation whenever a police officer actually asks for papers. which means what's left of the law could end up being pretty expensive for arizona. maybe when the legal bills start rolling in, the powers-that-be in AZ will decide it isn't worth it.