Ninth Circuit fully beclowns itself on illegal immigration

GURPS

INGSOC
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Parts of Title 8, Chapter 12 dealing with harboring or encouraging illegal aliens had been challenged by open borders supporters and the Ninth Circuit had no problem wholeheartedly supporting their objections. (Washington Times)


A U.S. appeals court struck down a federal immigration law Tuesday that opponents warned could be used to criminalize a wide range of statements involving illegal immigration.

The law made it a felony for someone to encourage an immigrant to enter or live in the U.S. if the person knew either act is illegal.

The law violates the First Amendment because it criminalizes a substantial amount of protected speech, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.

The statute, for example, would make it illegal for a grandmother to urge her grandson to ignore limits on his visa by encouraging him to stay in the U.S., Judge A. Wallace Tashima said.


Similarly, Title 8, Chapter 12 deals with a highly specific band of speech (as attorneys for the government described it in this hearing) which follows the same pattern. It defines the conduct as applying to any person who, “encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.” Nobody is being arrested for any advocacy of ideas or expressions of belief. The law deals with incitement of people to commit a crime.


Ninth Circuit fully beclowns itself on illegal immigration




wouldn't such a conversation also be 'conspiracy' to violate ....
 

This_person

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The law violates the First Amendment because it criminalizes a substantial amount of protected speech, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.

The statute, for example, would make it illegal for a grandmother to urge her grandson to ignore limits on his visa by encouraging him to stay in the U.S., Judge A. Wallace Tashima said.
So, saying, "hey, guys, don't testify" is actually OK?
 
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