Terry Goddard to Eric Holder: Don't Sue Us Over SB 1070, Pretty-Please
Has Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard gone nativist on us, or is he just playing politics with Arizona's new "papers please" immigration law?
Goddard just announced that he'd had in-person meetings with law dogs from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department and told them that if the feds seek to enjoin the law and prevent it from taking effect by the end of July, that, "Arizona will fight back."
He also vowed a "vigorous defense" if the Justice Department sues the state over the new law.
The whoosh you hear is Goddard's Hispanic support in his race for governor dropping like a hot rock.
Goddard's obliged as state AG to defend Arizona against lawsuits. Previously, he's called the law "misguided" and, has stated that SB 1070, "will do nothing to secure our border or combat the violent criminals who cross into Arizona."
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