Judge Mark Kennedy, Chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, sounds like a Democrat in this statement on the US Supreme Court's decision to strike down major provisions of Arizona's anti-immigrant law (bold added):
“The Supreme Court’s actions yesterday are a step in the right direction for immigration policy. Even a Supreme Court that is widely perceived as one of the most conservative in the history of the institution is able to recognize the unconstitutionality of legislation based on discrimination.
The decision is a welcome blow to the legitimacy of Alabama’s own immigration law. The Republican leadership in the state has fought for these recklessly unconstitutional laws even though they are continually proven to be nothing but a catastrophe for the state. From the millions of taxpayer dollars the state has spent in its defense to the international embarrassment continuing to deter economic development, Alabama has already felt immeasurable shockwaves from its Republican leadership’s stubbornness. I can only hope that yesterday’s ruling will be the catalyst that Alabama desperately needs to change its backwards stance on immigration on our road to recovery.”
Thank you, Judge Kennedy, for sounding like a Democrat on this important moral (and legal) issue.