Can one of my lawyer readers tell me why this is a good decision?

July 26th, 2007

A Federal court struck down a Hazelton, discount viagra medicine PA, recipe law that would punish businesses for hiring illegal immigrants and landlords for renting to them.

The judge said he based his decision on the fact the only the Federal government can regulate immigration…but Hazelton wasn’t regulating immigration, they were regulating the way local businesses do business.

I know law doesn’t have to be logical, but can someone explain this one to me?

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  • 1. Kate  |  July 26th, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Makes NO sense to me. No, not a lawyer…dad was one though. :) If the feds won’t do the job, then the locals have to. So, what’s the problem?

  • 2. Clifton Buck-Kauffman  |  July 29th, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    The decision probably revolved around creating penalties for landlords descriminating while deciding about prospective tenants, which could easily spill over into using criteria that has been proscribed by our laws. The same with those making hiring choices/decisions…
    Landlords and human resources employees are not the police or I.C.E. agents, yet.

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