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Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010 3:00 am

If the federal government wants to block SB 1070 on the grounds that it “is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution,” then they should also examine and throw out the thousands of other laws on all the states’ books which reiterate and interpret federal law.

For example, we have federal laws relating to energy, health care, environmental protection, transportation, drug use, food production, gun use, child care, elder protection and virtually every other aspect of our lives. In turn, states adopt these laws on their books and, in some instances, make them more restrictive than the federal law. This has been going on for years. It would only seem fair that the district courts take into consideration all of these other laws which are on states’ books and abolish them.

Interesting that this isn’t an issue.

Greg LeCheminant, Gilbert

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