Judge Bans Use Of Illegal and Aliens
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Thu, 11/06/2008 – 17:10
Arizonas Supreme Court chief justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Bar Associations demands of banning the terms illegal and aliens in all of the states courtrooms.
Claiming that the terms are inflammatory, the president of Arizonas Hispanic Bar Association, (known as Los Abogados) has asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor to stop using them at trials or hearings because they create perceptions of judicial bias.
In a strongly worded letter to the chief justice, Los Abogados president says attaching an illegal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of anti-immigrant prejudice and tarnishes the image of courts as a place where disputes may be fairly resolved.
It further points out that no human being is illegal and that a national Hispanic journalism association has roundly criticized the reference for dehumanizing a segment of the population. The letter goes on to criticize the states High Court for using the term illegals in at least two opinions and the term illegal aliens in dozens of others.
It concludes with a list of acceptable and unacceptable terms relating to illegal immigration. Among those the group wants banned are; immigration crisis, immigration epidemic, open borders advocates, anchor babies and invaders. Among the acceptable terms are foreign nationals, unauthorized workers and human rights advocates. Click here to see the entire list as well as Chief Justice McGregors promise to enforce the requests.
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Thu, 11/06/2008 – 18:50 Gianni (not verified)
Uh, what a ridiculous example of political correctness. Shame on this state Supreme Court for caving in to the whacked out ravings of a Latino interest group. If they are not already, once word gets out more widely they will be a laughing stock among state Supreme Courts.
Hypersensitivity of this sort is not humane or enlightened, it is spineless and dehumanizing. It assumes that we are so easily offended that we must must be protected by Big Brother because we cannot deal with real people and make our own decisions when conflicts arise. It is reflective of an unhealthy paternalism which is destroying the fabric of what used to make America great, namely self-determination, hard work, and the moral bearings which arise from that.
And yes, the concept of citizen implies that it can be legal or illegal, based upon the laws that confer citizenship in any particular jurisdiction. If members of a Supreme Court do not understand this, we are in a lot of trouble as a nation. God help us all.
Thu, 11/06/2008 – 22:42 Anonymous (not verified)
If the Hispanic Bar likes that, then let's call drug dealers undocumented pharmacists, and home robbery suspects physical property adjusters.
I know a moron when I hear one.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 01:30 BorderRaven (not verified)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Justices: Sims, Raye and Hull, said in a decision:
“Defendants prefer the term undocumented immigrants. However,
defendants do not cite any authoritative definition of the term
and do not support their assertion that the terms undocumented
immigrant and illegal alien are interchangeable. We consider
the term illegal alien less ambiguous. Thus, under federal
law, an alien is any person not a citizen or national of the
United States. (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(3).) A national of the
United States means a U.S. citizen or a noncitizen who owes
permanent allegiance to the United States. (8 U.S.C.
1101(a)(22).) Under federal law, immigrant means every alien
except those classified by federal law as nonimmigrant aliens.
(8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15).) Nonimmigrant aliens are, in
general, temporary visitors to the United States, such as
diplomats and students who have no intention of abandoning their
residence in a foreign country. (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(F),
(G); Elkins v. Moreno (1978) 435 U.S. 647, 664-665 [55 L.Ed.2d
614, 627-628] [under pre-1996 law, held the question whether
nonimmigrant aliens could become domiciliaries of Maryland for
purposes of in-state college tuition was a matter of state
law].) The federal statutes at issue in this appeal refer to
alien[s] who [are] not lawfully present in the United States.
(8 U.S.C. 1621(d), 1623.) In place of the cumbersome phrase
alien[s] who [are] not lawfully present, we shall use the term
illegal aliens. ”
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 01:40 Rachel (not verified)
She must have gotten her law degree out of a box of Cracker Jacks because the term ILLEGAL ALIEN is correct and is specified numerous times in federal law, as well as who that term applies to. Calling an ILLEGAL ALIEN an “undocumented immigrant”, “unauthorized worker”, or “human rights advocate” not only is non-descriptive of the individual, it is the same as calling a burglar an “unwanted house guest”. GET REAL!
Maybe her court should be petitioned that we no longer call convicted felons “criminals”, since after all it has a negative connotation.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 02:00 Anonymous (not verified)
Sounds like groups
Sounds like groups representing illegals do not like being called what they are. USA has free speech. These special groups do not understand Free Speech OR USA laws that clearly define illegal aliens. Since when does USA limit language of our laws to please special interests? Either keep USA laws or leave. No speech limits on USA immigration laws.
Dictations from special interests and the bench are infringment of USA citizens rights and freedoms.
I propose the states pass laws that majority voted referendums can not be over ruled by courts/judges. This is what happened to Prop 187 in CA '96.
A strong majority voted to deny illegal aliens state sponsorship. A supreme court judge over ruled the peoples votes and it just lies unenforced. This type of power by courts/judges denies the most basic rights of citizens.
Public referendums passed by majority should never be over ruled by corrupt judges/courts. The denial of a public voted referendum appears to involve corruption. Vickie
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 02:12 Eric Hoogeveen (not verified)
Judge Bans Use Of Illegal and Aliens.
This country is becoming way to politically correct. If they are alien to this country, they are “aliens”. If they don't belong here, they are “illegal”. They are “illegal aliens”. That judge needs to be fired.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 11:08 Anonymous (not verified)
You've Got to Be Kidding
So going through a red light isn't an illegal move? Making a left turn in front of other vehicles isn't an illegal left turn? Excuse me JUDGE the federal documents refer to them as ILLEGAL ALIENS. Hold on to your seats folks you're going to get more of these types of judges on the Supreme Court now that Obama is in office. Political correctness run wild, free speech taken from the American citizen, and legislating from the bench.
Mon, 11/10/2008 – 19:07 Anonymous (not verified)
You've got to be kiding
You must be a rep where did this judge come from .Obama has made no plans yet. I suppose its Obama fault were are up to our neck from dear ol Bush. Get a life you fools elected him twice and maybe you dummies should just pay for all
his stupid mistakes. Hope he can plow through all the mess Bush has left us.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 12:05 Anonyma (not verified)
Illegal Aliens — Shall we call them Pre-Citizens?
They are aliens and they are here illegally. Is the Judge crazy? Is there any recourse to this decision?
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 12:16 Nezzie (not verified)
we need to write emails and
we need to write emails and letters to our Congressman and Senators, also we need to flood the Judges email address with our objection. If the illegal aliens and the anchor babies they drop think that just because we have elected a black President, that we are going to give our country over to them, they are wrong. Americans have a history of racism, however, we also have a history of banding together and getting things done. No amnesty, all illegal immigrants and the anchor babies they have dropped since 1986 should be made to leave our country soonest. Barack Obama will see just how serious Americans are when it comes to our country. The judge can call them what she wants, Americans will continue to call them what they are!
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 12:31 TFB (not verified)
Immigrant v. Alien
Immigrant is an assumption. Alien is a legal term.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 12:45 Citizen (not verified)
Ruth McGregor is a disgrace
Ruth McGregor is a disgrace to Arizona and should be disbarreed.
call 602-452-3300 to express your viewpoint to the Arizona judicial branch
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 12:49 Viva La Migra (not verified)
OK, Here's a Non “Inflammatory” Term to Use Instead….
Perhaps the court stenographer can set up a hot key to substitute the term “foreign national whose presence within the United States is contrary to federal law” for all occurrances of “illegal alien.” That ought'a make any legal transcript crystal clear, eh?
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 14:12 Anonymous (not verified)
Now we have Mexico politics in the U.S.
What do you want with millions of illegal aliens in the U.S.?
We now have Mexico's politics in the U.S.
Just look to the news of the southern country next to us and see what
the U.S. will be pretty soon.
Pretty soon the gangs will control everything.
I dread living here in the future.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 14:26 Anonymous (not verified)
new noun for illegal alien
Ok, you cannot say illegal alien in a court room. How about Felonious foreigner.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 14:59 Anonymous (not verified)
Goodby 1st admendment
This is the first step in facism. Iliminate words or speech so subjects are not able to be discussed, much less solved. This is a classic ostrich head in the sand approach. “There are no illegal aliens. There are no illegal aliens. There are no illegal aliens”.
Repeat until you too believe it. The “judge” orders it. All hail to the “judge”.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 15:52 Anonymous (not verified)
sieg heil, Arizona Supreme
sieg heil, Arizona Supreme Court.
When are your brownshirts coming to get me?
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 15:54 Anonymous (not verified)
It would be an easier ruling
It would be an easier ruling to follow if they had simply ruled:
The Arizona Supreme Court prohibits all statements in court which are true.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 16:05 David S.Schneider-Citizen (not verified)
I think the members of the Bar had better take a look at what Mucharif did to his lawers dring Pakistan's national emergency. When Federal emergency rule takes place in the U.S, it seems to me it CAN happen here!
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 18:35 The Mac Ruairi Clan (not verified)
Illegal aliens are ILLEGAL BECAUSE THEY BROKE IMMIGRATION LAW!!!
To Whom It May Concern,
Illegal aliens are called illegal because they broke Federal Immigration Law and breeched our U.S. borders to come here, and illegal aliens are NOT CITIZENS. Now, if the Latino community doesn't like the sound of the word illegal alien, then stop breaking our immigration laws to come to the United States. Stay in your own country, and remain a citizen of that country, OR IMMIGRATE TO THE U.S. WITHIN THE RULE OF LAW, AND DON'T BREAK IN LINE ON THOSE TRUE IMMIGRANTS THAT ARE IMMIGRATING TO THE U.S. LAWFULLY.
What sense does the term foreign national have? Is it a matter of semantics? No, I don't think so, the latino community if trying to shave off the words in our political and legal language to make them less abrasive in order to hide the naked truth that they (the illegal hispanic aliens are in the United States ILLEGALLY!!!!!!!!). It is full of crap to try and change the language of truth….If you are here illegally, then you are here illegally!!!! The bottom line in this country is, if I break the law, I am labeled a criminal, and if illegal hispanic aliens break the law to come to the U.S. by the tens of millions, then you ARE CALLED A F.ing ILLEGAL ALIEN.
If you don't want to be called that, then don't try to illegally immigrate to the United States. PERIOD.
Oh yeah, and ANCHOR BABIES ARE A TRUE PHENOMENON, and anchor babies are a way that illegal hispanic aliens get to be a citizen by breeching the border with baby in womb.
May God Bless Us all,
L. Mac Ruairi
Citizen of the United States Born and Raised
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 19:49 HernandezUSA (not verified)
This is total B.S. They
This is total B.S.
They political correcting everyone in the court to make it sound like they not criminals and are just victims.
Frankly them banning what Illegals Aliens are truly called and giving the politically correct names is against our rights of free speech.
We dont call Murders – life adjusters
We dont call Racist Groups – Mono_Race_Believers
We also DO NOT call Traitors to the US – Indecisive Citizens
I can only hope people in Arizona are keeping the legislators feet to the fire and have this ruling changed.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 20:22 Anonymous (not verified)
Well the once great socitey continues to falter and fail, I am grad I have another place to live outside of America. I have payed my taxes. I was born and lived in a wonderful country America, why are our lawmakers destroying it. perhapes to many lawyers. I do not want really say why it is crumbling. Our country was based on christen values and it was we the people who establisheds how we wanted it run. We took in many non christens after world war two, they have a tendency to strip a county of there wealth and are very greedy. So it be. I have washed may hands with this behaiver. Enough is enough. I only hope the young generation get feed up and fight the system some day. So goodby. America will no longer be my base country.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 21:05 Anonymous (not verified)
“no one calls a convicted
“no one calls a convicted murderer an illegal”. So are they saying it is ok to call an illegal alien a convicted murderer? Maybe we call a convicted murder, a convicted murderer BECAUSE they are convicted murders and not illegals. What an absolute crazy ruling. Hopefully, this ruling will not stand.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 21:20 ed kahn (not verified)
I have said for years that the more correct phrase for these folks is “ALLEGED BORDER TRESPASSERS”.
They are not technically “illegal” until declared illegal.
But, most comments are correct re: McGregor. She is another Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A left wing extremist, radical feminist, product of our tax supported socialist law schools.
Fri, 11/07/2008 – 21:54 Anonymous (not verified)
Just another victory in the
Just another victory in the Mexican reclamation of the Southwest, enabled by cultural-Marxist linguistic opinion-shaping.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 02:25 Bonnie Gallimore (not verified)
Chief Justice? She doesn't qualify as a Justice of the Peace. How about she takes her judicious nonsense to its ultimate conclusion:
Pedophile infers prejudicial information that is inflammatory, as does serial killer, adulterer, thief, robber and just about any charged crime.
To be correct, her ruling would have to infer that being in a country illegally is not a crime, that it does not violate the laws of that country.
That this bloviating brief submitted by Los Albagados (which I incorrectly thought was a soup) carries enough weight to be seriously considered by the Supreme Court is overwhelmingly ridiculous.
Now a higher court will need to take the time to overturn this judge's ruling. Of course I assume that insanity doesn't completely prevail throughout the land.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 04:07 JUSTICEFORALL (not verified)
JUDGE TRIES TO MANIPULATE AMERICANS MINDS BY MANIPULATING WORDS!
MY PARENTS ARE “IMMIGRANTS” – THERE IS JUST ONE MEANING FOR THIS WORD IN IMMIGRATION LAW: PEOPLE WHO COME WITH PRIOR PERMISSION. THIS MEANS INHERENTLY “LEGALLY”. THERE IS JUST ONE MEANING FOR “ILLEGAL ALIEN”: THOSE WHO COME IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW. CALLING AN “ILLEGAL ALIEN” (WHO SNEAKS, CHEATS, LIES AND USES PHONY DOCUMENTS TO STEAL AMERICAN JOBS, STEAL OUR BENEFITS THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO, ETC.) AN “IMMIGRANT” (PEOPLE WHO GET ON LINE AND WAIT THEIR TURN FOR YEARS, GET BACKGROUND CHECKS TO PROVE THEY ARE NOT CRIMINALS AND HEALTH CHECKS TO PROVE THEY HAVE NO CONTAGIOUS DISEASES) IS A GROSS INSULT TO ANY “IMMIGRANT”. THE LATTER WORD IS A RESPECTED WORD AND THAT IS WHY THE ILLEGAL SUPPORTERS TRY TO BULLY AMERICANS INTO USING THE WORD (IMMIGRANT) INSTEAD OF “ILLEGAL ALIEN” (WHICH TELLS IT LIKE IT IS). THESE MOSTLY “MEXICAN” GROUPS WHO HAVE A HIDDEN AGENDA (AZTLAN/RECONQUISTA) TRY TO MANIPULATE AMERICANS' MINDS BY MANIPULATING OUR WORDS. THEY CALL THE PATRIOTS WHO WANT PEOPLE TO COME HERE LEGALLY LIKE THE MINUTEMEN “RACISTS” WHEN IT IS THE MEXICANS WHO HATE THE GRINGOS (THEY EVEN HAVE QUOTES IN THEIR BOOKS THEY TEACH THEIR RAZA STUDIES WITH THAT SAY “KILL THE GRINGO” THAT IS BEING TAUGHT IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS) AND ARE THE REAL RACISTS. MEXICO HAS AN AGENDA TO TAKE OVER THE SW (THOUGH MOST WANT THE ENTIRE U.S. NOW THAT THEY HAVE BETWEEN 38 MILLION AND 60 MILLION MOSTLY MEXICAN ILLEGALS HERE IN EVERY STATE) AND WITH OUR GOV'T HELPING THEM, THEY ARE QUITE SURE THEY ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE IT, THROW THE GRINGOS OUT AND MURDER ANY THAT DON'T LEAVE WILLINGLY. THIS JUDGE IS EITHER VERY NAIVE OR PART OF THE GLOBALIST “ONE WORLD GOV'T” AGENDA. PLEASE WRITE HER & TELL HER WHAT YOU THINK OF HER ACTIONS AT:
Write a letter to Arizona Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor in regard to her ban on use of the words “illegal” and “aliens” in court documents.
Send a letter to:
Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor
1501 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Send a copy of your letter to:
Commission on Judicial Conduct
1501 W. Washington Street, Suite 229
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 04:14 Anonymous (not verified)
MORE MANIPULATION OF OUR WORDS:
Shall we now call “burglars” – “uninvited guests”?
Or “murderers” – “unsolicited lifetakers”?
Is the next step telling us what we can think and what not – as long as it is NOT the truth, Judge? Exactly who do you think you are? G-d?
An American Citizen!
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 04:52 Common Sense (not verified)
Right out of 1984
So does that mean Arizona Judges are now to be known as Orwellian Dictators?
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 08:41 Anonymous (not verified)
This is not true!
After checking on the validity of this, It has been proven false! Although the letter was sent from the hispanic lawyers, the judges have basically ignored it, as it is a violation of American's rights! Don't believe everything you read!
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 09:03 Pat Kittle (not verified)
Ilegal illegals' illegal demands
So the illegal illegals illegally want it illegal to call illegal illegals illegal, do they?
We should use the word at every opportunity!
“Overbreeding illegals” to be exact.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 09:52 wakeuppeople (not verified)
seig heil you can bite me
How would you numb nuts fell if we invaded methico and took your jobs, bankrupted your welfare system, Stole your jobs, suppressed your wages, and terrorized your citizens? Go back to your own country and demand your rights and stop trashing our country. Fight liberal nit wits government that want shamnesty for criminals and welfare crooks. Numbersusa.com has a great venue to voice your concerns to the government by fax and phone. Stand up America and help rid the country of the vermin before we are reduced to a third wold country. AND REMEMBER AMERICAN… ITS CHEEPER TO DEPORT THEM THAN IT IS TO SUPPORT THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They pay in 9,000 dollars a year, BUT they cost us 20,000… per family. They are killing the economy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 11:49 A_Nonny_Mouse (not verified)
“If the Law supposes that, then the Law is a Ass”
Mr. Bumble in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist had it right.
“Los Abogados president says attaching an illegal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of anti-immigrant prejudice and tarnishes the image of courts as a place where disputes may be fairly resolved.”
No, not ANTI-IMMIGRANT PREJUDICE. I assume most Americans have no problem with LEGAL immigrants. However, those who break our laws get and DESERVE the disdain of those who abide by those same laws. (It's called “social sanctions”, look it up.)
If “Los Abogados” fear that “illegal status” may undermine our courts' effectiveness in “fairly resolving disputes”, they have no faith in our judicial process at all, and should forthwith find other employment. If these lawyers think “illegal alien” influences a judge's rulings, or “accused murderer”, or “drunk driver”, they obviously have no belief in the impartial application of rule-of-law and therefore have no business at all being officers of the court.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 19:11 Anonymous (not verified)
hispanic demand on use of certain words
all i got ut of judge mcgregors letter is shes forwarding the letter to judges and the commission on minorites in the judiciary
that doesnt sound like there caving in to me more like placing it in line for consideration
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 20:05 Steele (not verified)
Destruction Of the American Constitution Part 1
25 million ILLEGAL ALIENS (invaders) occupy this Country currently. To refer to them as ILLEGAL or ALIENS is not proper ????
What shall we start calling burglars now desperate belonging's wanter's ???
Rapists will now be referred to as “unusual sexual needs person” ???
If this “Judge” has any knowledge of the Law and the Constitution, she would understand that the ILLEGAL ALIENS entered this Country UNLAWFULLY, and are not Citizens, thus making ANY Constitution Rights not apply to them. PERIOD.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 20:54 Anonymous (not verified)
Just another example of
Just another example of Arizona courts catering to the Hispanic PC crowd.
Last Christmas, Judge Timmer, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals Division 1 here
in Arizona, changed the name of the staff Christmas party to “Fiesta”!!!
Apparently, she didn't want to offend anyone with a references to “Christmas”.
Thanks to Judicial Watch for your excellent work. I'll be calling my state
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 21:37 Lydia Darrah (not verified)
Run them out
I don't care what they don't want to be called. I say run them the heck out of this state. And take the “Los Abogados” with them.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 22:13 Alabama (not verified)
Disbar the Pretend – Judge Ruthio' McGregorio'
I …the Mighty OZ … have the Correct Verbiage for describing a
PERP – TWERP VISITOR…..
” REVILED PARASITIC CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADER ” … Truthful, Honest, Complete, & Descriptive TERM.
NOW, IF THAT HURTS YOUR FEELINGS, CALL YER LIBERAL SHRINK (Nancy FeelLousy)
Get 3 bus tickets to MEX-SICKO, SCHITY …. load You, Nancy and the Perp on it
and ….. EXILE YOURSELVES 4 EVER.
(ps. take all 40-60 Million Criminal Illegals/Anchor Babies with ya)
Arizona, Texas and the USA,….can then start HEALING From The Cancerous Treason & Invasion.
God Bless & Keep ALL True Americans…….The Red, White and Blue Crowd.
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 22:37 levotb (not verified)
p.c. in the ASC
Sieg Heil, AZ Supremes!
Sat, 11/08/2008 – 23:18 Jackson (not verified)
I never thought I would live to see this day. The illegals have finally gained control of our judges. The next step is that judges will simply allow them all to stay, ruling that our laws against breaking into the nation are unconstitutional because they are mean spirited and hurt people. OMIGOD is all I can say.
Sun, 11/09/2008 – 04:49 Anonymous (not verified)
IDIOTS! No-one is illegal (it's a glaring OXYMORON!)
@ TFB “Americans have a history of racism, … No amnesty, all illegal immigrants and the anchor babies they have dropped since 1986 should be made to leave our country soonest.”?!?!??
Why THIS arbitrary year?? Why not 1786?!? Oh! I see.. THAT would probably make you “illegal” too!!
Mon, 11/10/2008 – 13:45 Chris H (not verified)
Why not 1786?
Simple; the last mass amnesty was under Reagan in '86. Like magic, there was no illegal alien problem because with the wave of a wand, they were all re-categorized as citizens.
So… all of the fence-jumpers (as if we had a fence) *since* '86 are ILLEGAL and can be deported.
The more recent attempts have been successfully fought. The D party is becoming more crafty in how it hides such legislation, so I expect that it WILL occur again within the next 4 years, if not O's first 100 days.
Incidentally, my Mother is from N Ireland, and my grandparents from Hamburg and Stockholm respectively. All arrived here *legally*. My mother only became a US Citizen a year ago after taking the test and the requisite legal expenses. There is a BIG difference between a LEGAL immigrant who relinquishes ALL ties to a foreign country, and an ILLEGAL who has NOT renounced such allegiance.
Sun, 11/09/2008 – 12:02 JD (not verified)
The judge is ignorant of the law.
The judge in question, as with the Hispanic Bar Association, is patently ignorant of the law. The law makes no mention of “undocumented workers” or any other politically-correct nonsense. The law clearly states illegal alien in the US Code, however.
This judge's ruling, and the recommendation of the biased Hispanic bar association, should be immediately challenged and summarily overruled. This anti-American tyranny has to end…and now.
Sun, 11/09/2008 – 12:10 Billy Budd (not verified)
It should have read:
Arizonas El Supremo Court chief justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Cantina Associations demands of banning the terms entrant and undocumented worker in all of the states courtrooms.
Claiming that the terms hit too close to home, the president of Arizonas Hispanic Cantina Association, (known as Los Albondigas) has asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor to stop using them at trials or hearings because they create perceptions of legal and acceptable behavior.
In a strongly worded letter to the chief justice, Los Albondigas president says attaching legal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of pro-immigrant prejudice and reinforces the image of courts as a place where bias and political pandering reign supreme.
It further points out that no human being is entitled to the rights and privileges set aside for it's citizens to those who enter a sovergin country illegally.The national Hispanic journalism association has roundly criticized the reference for humanizing a segment of the population. The letter goes on to criticize the states High Court for using the term undocumented workers in at least two opinions and the term entrants in dozens of others.
It concludes with a list of acceptable relating to illegal immigration. Among those the group wants enforced are;illegal aliens, aliens, criminals, immigration crisis, immigration epidemic, open borders advocates, anchor babies and invaders. Among the unacceptable terms are undocumented workers, unauthorized workers and human rights advocates and longterm univited tourists from the south. Chief Justice McGregors promises to enforce the requests.
Sun, 11/09/2008 – 15:21 Harlan (not verified)
I wonder how the judge feels
I wonder how the judge feels about the term “border-jumping criminals”?
Sun, 11/09/2008 – 21:42 Anonymous (not verified)
Banning use of “illegal” and “aliens”
Wonderful! Let's just call them Third World Bottom Feeders, Invaders of Economies, and Blood Suckers. OK, that sounds better. I cannot believe that our Congress is looking at changing their name?!! What happens when take over America?!!! Should we call them “justified”?
Sun, 11/09/2008 – 23:21 Anonymous (not verified)
It's amazing how spineless
It's amazing how spineless so many Europeans are. There was a time when our ancestors didn't put up with this BS
Mon, 11/10/2008 – 00:31 Anonymous (not verified)
this is so dumb. how is no human illegal when there existence in this country is infat illegal? why is it so bad to all them illegal? after all they are ILLEGAL!
Mon, 11/10/2008 – 07:56 Anonymous (not verified)
Tyranny of the Left
“Political correctness is tyranny with manners.”
Mon, 11/10/2008 – 12:35 Anonymous (not verified)
Lunacy in Arizona
Regardless of how you feel about immigration issues, it's pretty obvious that Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice McGregor is about as big a quack as they come.
Aren't the terms she's just “banned” found in numerous state and national documents, as well as academic literature on the subject? How is a judge or more to the point a lawyer supposed to operate under such draconian rules of judicial behavior?
Orwellian is the most obvious description of McGregor's embarrassingly dumb ruling. Someone should play the line from Plan 9 from Outer Space to the justice until she gets the message (“Stupid, stupid, stupid!”)