Limbaugh: Scalia is 'right on money'
By: MJ Lee
June 25, 2012 04:00 PM EDT
Rush Limbaugh on Monday sided with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s disapproval of the court’s decision to strike down three provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
“Scalia is so right on money on this. It boggles the mind,” the conservative radio host said on the air. “All Arizona did was write a law that mirrors the federal law that Obama was not enforcing. And the court told them today they can’t do that. It’s disheartening.”
The Supreme Court announced its decision to rule against three provisions in S.B. 1070, while upholding just one that’s widely known as the “show me your papers” provision. It requires that police officers check the immigration status of an individual who has been stopped for questioning if there is reason to believe that the person is in the country illegally, which critics argue encourages racial profiling.
In a stinging dissent, Scalia said that the court’s decision to strike down key provisions of the immigration law “boggles the mind” given President Barack Obama’s recent policy shift that stopped the deportation of some children of illegal immigrants.
Limbaugh on Monday wholeheartedly agreed with Scalia’s opinion.
“Scalia here is refuting the court’s claims that the stricken provisions encroached on the federal government, arguing the legislation aims only to strengthen the safety of Arizona’s borders,” he said, according to a transcript of his show. “There’s no license to assume that officials in Arizona would use legislation to harass anybody, Scalia added. He’s right.”
He added, “It is mind-boggling, as Scalia said.”