- The Washington Times - Friday, July 30, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The decision from federal Judge (and Bill Clinton appointee) Susan Bolton to block important parts of the Arizona immigration law is certainly no surprise (“Feds win round 1 against Arizona,” Page 1, Thursday paper).

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s Justice Department probably either shopped around for or made sure the case was assigned to a ideologically compliant judge. Unfortunately, we have reached a point in this country’s history where judicial decisions have less to do with the law and more to do with political ideology. It is now possible to predict judicial outcomes by simply looking at who appointed the judges,whether they are federal or state appointees.

That leaves us with a choice: Do we abide by the law or the decision? President Obama and Mr. Holder have already trampled the law and the Constitution - so why should we respect it?

DAVID TOWLE

Ellicott City, Md.

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