I was so stunned when I read the lead story in the August 2nd South Bend Tribune that it took me hours to start writing this. Indiana’s Attorney General, Republican Greg Zoeller, has asked a federal judge to strike down much of Indiana’s new immigration law. “It is basically a willingness to admit to the court that some parts of the law are unconstitutional” said Zoeller.
Of course it is, because those parts Zoeller wants dropped are the same points ruled illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court. But Zoeller’s comments are really what stand out. He said he did it to “protect the integrity of his office” and to uphold the constitution. Is that just about the best, most even-handed and honorable to way to handle this situation? Not to mention that just to be politically bull-headed would have been a losing proposition and who knows how much cost to the state of Indiana.