CO Immigration Ballot Proposal Nixed

Colorado Supreme Court labels the initiative seeking to deny illegal immigrants state services too confusing?

The Pueblo Chieftain

The measure called for denying any state services to illegal workers beyond those services already mandated by the federal government, such as education and emergency medical care.

But the court said its goal is to prevent measures getting onto the ballot that are “disconnected or incongruous” because they have the potential of confusing voters into approving measures that do the opposite from what they purport.

Fred Elbel, head of Defend Colorado Now, the group that is circulating petitions to get the measure onto this year’s ballot, expressed surprise at the ruling, saying the court had approved a similar ballot question in 2004.

“We’re just really surprised that the court came out with a ruling this year that’s the opposite of the ruling it came out with in 2004 on the same initiative,” Elbel said. “Perhaps there are political motivations for their ruling. This raises the question of judicial activism.”

Elbel said the group plans to ask the high court to reconsider its ruling.

Barring that, it has no other legal recourse to get the measure onto the ballot.

5 Responses to “CO Immigration Ballot Proposal Nixed”

  1. Eddie B. Says:

    Maybe Donald Trump could begin a new show called “The Government”. Couldn’t do any worse and every week we could get to fire someone until there is only one left.

  2. Sarah Says:

    What is “confusing” about not giving our tax dollars to illegals. Way to go “Defend Colorado Now”!!!!!! Now come to my state and work on taking away social services that illegals mooch off of.

  3. Sherri Says:

    This is clearly a case of judicial activism. Every state should adopt policies to deny services to illegal aliens. This nonsense about it being unconstitutional is a ridiculous excuse. Since when do politicians actually do what the Constitution says? They twist it to fit whatever they want it to when it suits them. The Founders of this nation were most explicit when they wrote everything down. They did not want entitlements or opportunities to go to anyone but American citizens. Foreign nationals need not apply. The Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves!

  4. Ed Says:

    the supreme court are bought 7 paid for they go on hunting trios with rich companies & probably junkets to exotic places for free & they say trust me idid’nt discuse any future rulings with them during the junket.if senitors & congress men can be bought off so can surpreme court justices & they are.

  5. Arlen Sphincter (pretend Republican name) Says:

    Just heard some encouraging news today. Governer Owens is going to try to intervene and get this back on the ballot. We can only hope for the best.

    VIVA la MIGRA!!!

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