by David Wolinsky
Even though the Arizona immigration law's most controversial parts were found unconstitutional yesterday in a temporary injunction by Federal Judge Susan Bolton, the "less contentious" parts of the law are in effect today. Other states like Utah are expected to adopt the tweaked version of the law, but neither side of the dust-up in Arizona is backing down.
University of Missouri-Kansas City law professor Kris Kobach, who not only helped write the law but has worked to train Arizona police officers in immigration law, presumably clad in an American flag sweatshirt and matching bandana, was quoted as saying…
"It's a temporary setback. The bottom line is that every lawyer in Judge Bolton's court knows this is just the first pitch in a very long baseball game."
Interesting choice of words. And who on the Arizona Diamondbacks will be throwing out that pitch? Could it be Esmerling Vásquez or Jordan Noberto from the Dominican Republic? Or maybe Juan Gutiérrez from Venezuela?
And what about all the American pitchers who won't get the chance to throw out that first pitch because it's being thrown out by one these immigrants who're willing to throw it out earlier, faster, harder and for less money?
Tags: Arizona, Baseball, Immigration, Racism, Sports
The 19-member Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether or not Elena Kagan will be moving on to the full Senate vote next month.
The smart money's on her confirmation, so here's a chance for you to show solidarity with probably-soon-to-be Justice Kagan while you still can. But, ya know, with style…
Download your a PDF of the design to make your own Team Kagan t-shirt and show you're on the team!
Design by Andy Ross, a writer and performer in New York. You can see more of his work at his daily comedy blog here.
Tags: Baseball, Elena Kagan, Senate, Sports, Supreme Court