North County Times -- Escondido, Calif. -- May 13
Three UCSD professors say Arizona law is constitutional
Arizona's controversial new immigration law probably would withstand legal challenges on constitutional grounds, according to a panel of three UC San Diego law professors.
However, the professors said the law could create problems, such as racial profiling, if it is not implemented properly...
Those groups [MALDEF, et al] say the Arizona law also violates the U.S. Constitution by interfering with federal immigration power and authority.
Professor Lawrence Alexander, who teaches constitutional law at UCSD, said that argument would fail because the Arizona law does not conflict with federal immigration law. The state law is only seeking to enforce the federal law, he said.
"I don't see anything in this law that is going to fail a challenge on the grounds of federal supremacy," Alexander said.
American Patrol Report Comment -- May 14
Not only is Arizona's law constitutional, so was California's Prop. 187. The L.A. Times lied yesterday when it said, "in California, the federal courts struck down Proposition 187." It was killed by the governor of California and the president of Mexico.