Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stupid Court News

From the Kingman Daily Miner:  An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law violates due-process rights by imposing punishment before trial. The court also said the law was a "scattershot attempt" at confronting people who flee from authorities, and that there was no evidence the law dealt with a particularly critical problem.
Proponents of the 2006 statute said it prevents people who aren't authorized to be in the country and skip out on their bail from committing future offenses. Critics say the law's real intent is to punish immigrants before they are convicted of crimes.
An aide to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was sued as part of the challenge to the law, said he believes the sheriff's office will ask the 9th Circuit to reconsider its opinion and, if that doesn't succeed, will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case.
American Civil Liberties Union attorney Cecillia Wang, who argued the case before the appeals court, said Wednesday's ruling protects the guarantee that every person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

If an illegal alien is arrested for a crime and is jailed, they are a flight risk.  They already committed a crime by illegally entering the U.S., so they have no interest in obeying our laws and they are a flight risk because they didn't turn themselves in when they came to our country illegally.
Bail is a means that ensures that a person charged with a crime will show up in court.  The rate of illegals attending deportation hearings is extremely bad, about 90% don't show up, so what makes the court think the illegals will show up for a criminal trial?
Just another disgraceful ruling by the 9th Circuit, the black eye of the American justice system.
I think this ruling will be overturned... in a year or so.

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