11 February 2009

Life, Liberty, Property

There is currently a lawsuit in Federal Court against an Arizona rancher. He allegedly held 16 people found on his property at gunpoint. They were all illegal immigrants, using his ranch to cross the border, and now they are suing him for $32 million because they claim he violated their civil rights.

A judge could have tossed this case, but he didn't, ruling that there was enough evidence to allow it to go to a jury trial.

It is extraordinary to me that a lawsuit by illegal entrants to our country, alleging that a citizen and lawful property owner infringed upon the rights of people who had no right to be there in the first place. Hopefully the jury is sensible enough to recognize that it was the rancher whose rights were violated.

1 comment:

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

oh wow, that kind of makes me sick!