Friday, July 9, 2010

Cuccinelli Denounces Fed's Lawsuit Against Arizona

Calling it 'mind-boggling' and 'Hypocritical', Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli blasted the Federal Government's decision to sue Arizona in order to stop them from enforcing the state's new illegal immigration law. Meanwhile, the Federal government is also fighting Virginia's lawsuit to stop Virginians from being compelled to buy health insurance. The Fed's claim that Virginia does not have standing to challenge the law.
Cuccinelli alluded to both cases in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

"The United States sued (Arizona) and they are trying to get a preliminary injunction against them and their law is not effective yet," Cuccinelli explained. "Then how on earth is their (federal) standing based injury? It is incredibly hypocritical on their part,' he added.

"Neither law is binding at this moment They're saying the U.S. gets to unilaterally decide who among states gets standing and it only works out when it's convenient for the federal government."

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