Katie bar the door: Judge blocks the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law

Immigration is one subject that has oodles of shimmy and shake, like a belly dancer on amphetamines.
And that was before Arizona bathed it in caffeine.
God knows what’s gonna go down now that a federal judge today sat on Arizona’s immigration law like she was trying out a sample sofa in a furniture showroom. But it likely is gonna get coyote ugly.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown.
The overall law will still take effect today, but without the provisions that incensed opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.
The judge also put on hold parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.
Of course, due process has to take place and all the legal mumbo-jumbo will toggle back and forth like a seesaw on steroids.
Bolton ruled that the controversial sections should be put on hold until the courts resolve the issues. So the rhetoric in the immigration debate will be at full throat for sometime.
Proponents of the Arizona law contend it is a constitutionally sound attempt by Arizona — the busiest illegal gateway into the country — to assist federal immigration agents and lessen border woes such as the heavy costs for educating, jailing and providing health care for illegal immigrants.
Opponents argue the law will lead to racial profiling, conflict with federal immigration law and distract local police from fighting more serious crimes. The U.S. Justice Department, civil rights groups and a Phoenix police officer had asked the judge for an injunction to prevent the law from being enforced.
Finding a resolution to the sprawling problem of illegal immigration may not turn out to be a Tarantino bloodbath. But it figures to obscenely torque the hardware of minds, hearts, consciences and wallets.