Xth Amendment: Arizona governor fails to stand up for Grand Canyon State citizens by Mike Maharrey

Arizona governor fails to stand up for Grand Canyon State citizens

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PHOENIX (May 15, 2012) – Jan Brewer earned a big fat red F on Monday.

The Arizona governor failed to protect the basic due process rights of the citizens who put her in office. She failed to interpose on behalf of the people she serves and shield them from the specter of federal kidnapping. And she failed to stand up for the U.S. Constitution.

Gov. Brewer vetoed SB1182 on Monday. The bill passed by overwhelming majorities in both the Arizona House and Senate and would have prohibited state compliance with detention without due process provisions written into the National Defense Authorization Act.

In her veto letter, Brewer asserted that the law would put Arizona law enforcement officers between a rock and a hard place.

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