Monday, July 12, 2010

Holder Floats Possibility of Racial Profiling Suit Against Arizona

If he thought this was a legitimate gripe, why not include it with the first suit? My guess is he is hedging his bets, thinking he will lose on the first claim and reserving a second bite at the apple.

"Attorney General Eric Holder, just days after filing a federal lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law, on Sunday floated the possibility of filing another suit on racial profiling grounds.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Arizona claimed the state was infringing on federal immigration responsibilities and urged the judge to prevent the law from going into effect at the end of July. Despite some officials' claims that the law could lead to racial profiling, that concern was not cited as grounds for the suit.

However, Holder said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the federal government was leading with its "strongest" argument in the suit filed Tuesday and would not rule out a second suit months down the road -- if the law ends up going into effect.

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