Open Thread: Another DOJ Lawsuit Against Arizona?

Attorney General Eric Holder said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that if the suit filed last Tuesday -- on the grounds that immigration falls under the federal government's jurisdiction -- failed, the Justice Department could sue on the grounds of racial discrimination.

...Holder said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the federal government was leading with its "strongest" argument in the suit filed Tuesday and would not rule out a second suit months down the road -- if the law ends up going into effect. "It doesn't mean that if the law for whatever reason happened to go into effect, that six months from now, a year from now, we might not look at the impact the law has had ... and see whether or not there has been that racial profiling impact," Holder said. "If that was the case, we would have the tools and we would bring suit on that basis."

Will DOJ have a case if Holder pursues this angle?

NB Staff
NB Staff