By Karl Reiner
Arizona's legislature has allocated $100,000 to fight subpoenas involving the passage of SB 1070. Passed in 2010, the law is Arizona's belligerent attempt to get more involved in the area of federal immigration law enforcement. Brushing aside suggestions that the lawsuits would go away if the parts SB 1070 not already negated by the courts were repealed, the Republicans (not fiscally conservative in this case) decided funds needed to be allocated to protect their fuzzy concept of what characterizes Arizona's sanctified legislative process. The petulant Republican legislators don't like, and perhaps fear, the insinuation in the subpoena that SB 1070 was motivated partly by racial bias. Given SB 1070's unsympathetic scope, it is quite understandable how a large number of people could arrive at that conclusion.