Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Real ID Bypasses Constitution

Hidden in the fine print of the Real ID act are a couple of especially terrifying provisions. First, it allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive compliance with existing laws whenever he decides to. Even worse, the act tries to exempt these waivers from any form of judicial review! Who needs that pesky Supreme Court anyway? Time to act now.


At 1:41 PM, Blogger -J said...

That's not entirely accurate. He would only be allowed to waive the laws to ensure construction of barriers and roads at the borders.

Section 102 -
Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (the Secretary), in the Secretary's sole discretion, to waive all laws as necessary to ensure expeditious construction of certain barriers and roads at the U.S. border. Prohibits courts, administrative agencies, and other entities from reviewing the Secretary's decision or from ordering relief for damages alleged to have resulted from such decision.


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