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Arizona v USA - Pearce SB1070 USSC Amicus - 2/14/2012

Arizona v USA - Pearce SB1070 USSC Amicus - 2/14/2012

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Published by: Judicial Watch, Inc. on Feb 14, 2012
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No. 11-182
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Supreme Court of the United States
 _________ STATE
 
OF
 
 ARIZONA,
 
ET AL
.,
 Petitioners
,v.UNITED
 
STATES
 
OF
 
 AMERICA 
Respondent.
 _________ 
On Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Ninth Circuit
  _________ 
BRIEF OF STATE SENATORRUSSELL PEARCE AS
 AMICUS CURIAE 
INSUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
 _________ 
James F. Peterson Geoffrey S. Kercsmar
Counsel of Record
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N. Scottsdale Road425 Third Street, S.W. Suite 320Washington, DC 20024 Scottsdale, AZ 85250 jpeterson@judicialwatch.org (480) 421-1001(202) 646-5172
Counsel for Amicus Curiae
 
 
i
QUESTION PRESENTED
The question presented is whether the federalimmigration laws displace Arizona’s plenary policepowers and impliedly preempt on their face the fourprovisions of the SB 1070 enjoined by the courtsbelow.
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
QUESTION PRESENTED ......................................... iTABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................ iiTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ..................................... iiiINTEREST OF THE
 AMICUS CURIAE 
...................1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ....................................4 ARGUMENT ...............................................................5I. Section 2(B) Provides Guidance to LawEnforcement Officers ....................................6II. Section 3 Utilizes Arizona’s PolicePowers to Create Penalties for Violating the Federal RegistrationScheme .........................................................10III. Section 5 Regulates EmploymentUnder Arizona’s Police Powers .................. 12IV. Section 6 Defines Officers’ ExistingWarrantless Arrest Authority .................... 12CONCLUSION ..........................................................15

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