With Georgia hosting more illegal aliens than Arizona and more illegals than green card holders, Gov Kemp and AG Carr remain silent. Again.
Feb 7, 2023
“Twenty-five Republican-led states told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that an appeals court should not have ruled that a federal law — which makes it a crime to encourage illegal immigration — violated free speech rights. They’re asking the Supreme Court to reverse the judgment of the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court and restore the law — something the court was already considering doing.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s office led the amicus brief, which was joined by AGs of states including Florida, Alabama, Arizona, and Georgia.
Last year, the Ninth Circuit had said the law barring encouragement of illegal immigration was too broad. “An overly broad statute may chill the speech of individuals, including those not before the court,” noted arguments in the case.
But in the amicus brief, the Republican-led states argue that “statutory terms like ‘encourage’ and ‘induce’ carry well-understood criminal-law meanings that the panel simply ignored.” They called the Ninth Circuit’s analysis of immigration speech “anemic” and asked the Supreme Court to reject it.
A decision in the case is expected by June, while further arguments in the case are set for next month, March 27.
Read the entire report from there left here.