Rights & Responsibility in America: Civics Literacy (104)

Immigration Protest 2006 04 07

This post is a departure from the usual flavor of posts in this series on Rights and Responsibility in America: Civics Literacy. It is being published because of events scheduled and this blogger’s opinion that illegal immigration is one of the most severe risks to United States national security that exists.

From:

Supreme Court of the United States

October Term, 2011

HEARING LIST

For the Session Beginning April 16, 2012
(The Court convenes at 10 a.m.; afternoon arguments begin at 1 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 No. 11–182. Arizona, et al. v. United States. Certiorari to the C. A. 9th Circuit.
For petitioners: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.
For respondent: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General, Department
of Justice, Washington, D. C. (1 hour for argument.)

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No. 11-182
Title:
Arizona, et al., Petitioners
v.
United States
Docketed: August 12, 2011
Linked with 10A1277
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Nos.: (10-16645)
Decision Date: April 11, 2011
Questions Presented
~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jun 23 2011 Application (10A1277) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 10, 2011 to August 10, 2011, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 30 2011 Application (10A1277) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 10, 2011.
Aug 10 2011 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 12, 2011)
Aug 26 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Sep 8 2011 Brief amicus curiae of American Unity Legal Defense Fund filed.
Sep 8 2011 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 12, 2011.
Sep 9 2011 Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.
Sep 9 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Landmark Legal Foundation filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress and the Committee to Protect America’s Border filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amici curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, et al. filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amici curiae of U.S. Border Control, et al. filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amici curiae of Michigan and Ten other States filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Foundation filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Cochise County Sheriff Larry A. Dever filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amici curiae of Thomas More Law Center, et al. filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Arizona State Legislature filed.
Sep 12 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Justice and Freedom Fund filed.
Oct 6 2011 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 10, 2011.
Nov 10 2011 Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 21 2011 Reply of petitioner Arizona, et al. filed.
Nov 22 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2011.
Dec 12 2011 Petition GRANTED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Dec 29 2011 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioners.
Jan 4 2012 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Jan 23 2012 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners’ brief on the merits is extended to and including February 6, 2012.
Jan 23 2012 The time to file respondent’s brief on the merits is extended to and including March 19, 2012.
Feb 3 2012 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Feb 6 2012 Joint appendix filed.
Feb 6 2012 Brief of petitioners Arizona, et al. filed.
Feb 8 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Legal Foundationa filed.
Feb 8 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Landmark Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 9 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Foundation filed.
Feb 9 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Lawrence J. Joyce filed.
Feb 10 2012 Brief amicus curiae of American Unity Legal Defense Fund filed.
Feb 10 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Freedom Watch filed.
Feb 10 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Secure States Initiative filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, et al. filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of U.S. Border Control, et al. filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, et al. filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of U.S. Reps. Lamar Smith, et al. filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Cochise County Sheriff Larry A. Dever filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of the Arizona Legislature filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Joseph M. Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress, and the Committee to Protect America’s Border filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Senator Russell Pearce filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of Thomas More Law Center, et al. filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of Michigan and Fifteen Other States filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amicus curiae of EarthRights International in support of neither party filed.
Feb 13 2012 Brief amici curiae of State Legislators for Legal Immigration filed.
Feb 13 2012 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit. (1 box)
Feb 13 2012 Record from U.S.D.C. for District of Arizona is electronic.
Mar 1 2012 CIRCULATED.
Mar 19 2012 Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2012 Brief amici curiae of Cities, Counties, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2012 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of State and Local Law Enforcement Officials filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of National Council of La Raza, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Madeleine K. Albright, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Former Commissioners of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Former Arizona Attorneys General Terry Goddard and Grant Woods, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Association of the Bar of the City of New York filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Greater Houston Partnership filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of United Mexican States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Service Employees International Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amicus curiae of Republic of Haiti filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2012 Brief amici curiae of Argentina, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2012 Reply of petitioners Arizona, et al. filed. (Distributed)

~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Paul D. Clement Bancroft PLLC (202) 234-0090
Counsel of Record 1919 M Street, N.W., Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
pclement@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: Arizona, et al.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General (202) 514-2217
Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
Other:
Brian Mccormack Bergin 6613 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 200 (480) 505-3936
Scottsdale, AZ  85250
bbergin@roselawgroup.com
Party name: Cochise County Sheriff Larry A. Dever
Carmine D. Boccuzzi Jr. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton (212) 225-2000
One Liberty Plaza
New York, NY  10006
cboccuzzi@cgsh.com
Party name: Former Arizona Attorneys General Terry Goddard and Grant Woods, et al.
David J. Bodney Steptoe & Johnson (602) 257-5212
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ  85004
dbodney@steptoe.com
Party name: Anti-Defamation League
John J. Bursch Michigan Solicitor General (517) 373-1124
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI  48909
BurschJ@michigan.gov
Party name: Michigan and Ten Other States Michigan and Fifteen Other States
Anthony T. Caso Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence (714) 628-2530
c/o Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92886
caso@chapman.edu
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, et al.
James B. Coppess American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (202) 637-5337
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Michael B. de Leeuw Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP (212) 859-8000
One New York Plaza
New York, NY  10004
Michael.deLeeuw@friedfrank.com
Party name: Members of Congress
James Scott Detamore Mountain States Legal Foundation (303) 292-1980
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO  80227
detamore@mountainstateslegal.com
Party name: Mountain States Foundation
John C. Eastman Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence (714) 628-2587
c/o Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92886
jeastman@chapman.edu
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, et al.
John P. Elwood Vinson & Elkins LLP (202) 639-6518
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC  20004
jelwood@velaw.com
Party name: Greater Houston Partnership
David J. Euchner Assistant Public Defender (520) 243-6800
33 N. Stone, 21st Floor
Tucson, AZ  85701
david.euchner@pima.gov
Party name: Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, et al.
Peter J. Ferrara 814 Rue Rochelle (703) 582-8466
Slidell, LA  18042
peterferrara@msn.com
Party name: American Civil Rights Union
Peter A. Gentala 1700 West Washington St., Suite H (602)-926-5544
Phoenix, AZ  85007-2844
pgentala@azleg.gov
Party name: the Arizona Legislature
Greta Suzanne Hansen Lead Deputy County Counsel (408) 299-5902
Office of the County Counsel
County of Santa Clara, California
70 W. Hedding Street , 9th Floor East Wing
San Jose, CA  95110
greta.hansen@cco.sccgov.org
Party name: Cities, Counties, et al.
Lindsay C. Harrison Jenner & Block LLP (202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
lharrison@jenner.com
Party name: National Immigrant Justice Center, et al.
Richard L. Herz EarthRights International (202) 466-5188
1612 K Street N.W., Suite 401
Washington, DC  20006
rick@earthrights.org
Party name: EarthRights International in support of neither party
James L. Hirsen 505 S. Villa Real Drive (714) 283-8880
Suite 208
Anaheim Hills, CA  92807
hirsen@earthlink.net
Party name: Justice and Freedom Fund
Richard P. Hutchison Landmark Legal Foundation (816) 931-1175
3100 Broadway
Suite 1210
Kansas City, MO  64111
hutchison@landmarklegal.org
Party name: Landmark Legal Foundation
Van R. Irion Liberty Legal Foundation (865) 809-1505
9040 Executive Park Drive
Suite 200
Knoxville, TN  37923
irionlaw@earthlink.net
Party name: Liberty Legal Foundationa
Lawrence J. Joseph 1250 Connecticut Ave., NW (202) 669-5135
Suite 200
Washington, DC  20036
lj@larryjoseph.com
Party name: Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
Lawrence J. Joyce Lawrence J. Joyce LLC (520) 584-0236
1517 N. Wilmot Rd., #215
Tucson, AZ  85712
lawyerlj@aol.com
Party name: Lawrence J. Joyce
Larry Klayman Freedom Watch (310) 595-0800
2020 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 345
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: Freedom Watch
Kris W. Kobach Secure States Initiative (913) 638-5567
4701 N. 130th St.
Kansas City, KS  66109
kkobach@gmail.com
Party name: Secure States Initiative
Gary G. Kreep United States Justice Foundation (760) 788-6624
932 D Street, Suite 3
Ramona, CA  92065
usjf@usijf.net
Party name: Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, et al.
Thomas Purcell Liddy Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (602) 372-2098
222 North Central Avenue, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ  85004
liddyt@mcao.maricopa.gov
Party name: Jospeh M. Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff
Nancy Morawetz Washington Square Legal Services Inc. (212) 998-6430
245 Sullivan Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY  10012
nancy.morawetz@nyu.edu
Party name: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, et al.
Robert Joseph Muise American Freedom Law Center (855) 835-2352
P.O. Box 131098
Ann Arbor, MI  48106
rmuise@americanfreedomlawcenter.org
Party name: Thomas More Law Center, et al.
Brian J. Murray Jones Day (312) 782-3939
77 West Wacker Dr.
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL  60601-1692
bjmurray@jonesday.com
Party name: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al.
Jennifer C. Newell American Civil Liberties (415)-343-0774
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA  94111
jnewell@aclu.org
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
William J. Olson William J.Olson PC (703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180-5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: U.S. Border Control, et al.
Paul J. Orfanedes Judicial Watch, Inc. (202) 646-5172
425 Third Street, S.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC  20024
porfanedes@judicialwatch.org
Party name: Arizona State Legislature State Legislators for Legal Immigration
James Forrest Peterson Judicial Watch, Inc (202) 646-5172
425 Third Street, SW
Washington, DC  20024
jpeterson@juducualwatch.org
Party name: Senator Russell Pearce
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP (202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1101
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: State and Local Law Enforcement Officials
Daniel J. Popeo Washington Legal Foundation (202) 588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
rsamp@wlf.org
Party name: U.S. Reps Lamar Smith, et al.
William T. Robinson III. President (312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654-7598
abapresident@americanbar.org
Party name: American Bar Association
E. Joshua Rosenkranz Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (212) 506-5380
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY  10019-6142
jrosenkranz@orrick.com
Party name: Former Commissioners of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice (202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: Members of Congress and the Committee to Protect America’s Border
Clifford M. Sloan Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP (202) 371-7000
1440 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cliff.sloan@skadden.com
Party name: National Council of La Raza, et al.
Henry L. Solano Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (212) 259-8000
1301 Avenue of the Americas
Washington, DC  10019
hsolano@deweyleboeuf.com
Party name: United Mexican States Republic of Haiti Argentina, et al.
Herbert W. Titus William J. Olson, PC (703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180 – 5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: U.S. Border Control, et al.
Barbara D. Underwood Solicitor General (518) 416-8016
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY  10271
barbara.underwood@ag.ny.gov
Party name: New York, et al.
Mark R. von Sternberg 1011 First Ave. (212)-419-3763
New York, NY  10022
mark.vonsternberg@archny.org
Party name: Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Madeleine K. Albright, et al.
Jonathan Weissglass Altshuler Berzon LLP (415) 421-7151
177 Post Street, Suite 300
San Franscisco, CA  94108
jweissglass@altshulerberzon.com
Party name: Service Employees International Union, et al.
John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute (434) 978-3888
1440 Sachem Place
Charlottesville, VA  22901
johnw@rutherford.org
Party name: The Rutherford Institute
Daryl M. Williams Baird Williams & Greer LLP (602) 256-9400
6225 N. 24th Street
Suite 125
Phoenix, AZ  85016
darylwilliams@bwglaw.net
Party name: Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform, et al.
Elizabeth B. Wydra Constitutional Accountability Center (202) 296-6889
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 1002
Washington, DC  20036
elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Constitutional Accountability Center
Barnaby W. Zall Weinberg, Jacobs & Tolani, LLP (301) 231-6943
11300 Rockville Pike, #1200
Rockville, MD  20852
bzall@bzall.com
Party name: American Unity Legal Defense Fund

Network Security: Will You Lose the Internet in July?

Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down.

The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org, that will inform them whether they’re infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won’t be able to connect to the Internet.

Just another warning about network security for your weekend reading enjoyment.

Stanford Matthews
MoreWhat.com

BTW, this blog is not recommending you follow the ‘encouraging’ invitation from the FBI but do your own due diligence in this matter as with others.

Network Security: How Smart is Your Smartphone?

Technology industry experts agree that the world is becoming more mobile, while at the same time, mobile technology’s vulnerabilities continue to plague consumers. To help you better lose sleep at night, The Daily Caller compiled a list of ten different ways your phone is vulnerable to hackers.

I’ve had this story bookmarked for more than a month. It fits well with the previous post. The day I read this article something strange occurred. Several hours later I received a text message from an unknown sender. That never happened before. I highlighted the message listing and deleted the text message. Besides, except for a few times after I acquired my current wireless voice communications device, I don’t text.

Watching young and not so young people with their thumbs moving as if they’re having a seizure (texting) has always puzzled me. What’s the attraction? I don’t really want to know.

It is really no surprise that hackers have targeted vulnerabilities in devices mistakenly labled as ‘smartphones’. Okay, it is simply a marketing term to encourage your purchase and participation in the gotta-have-it gadget crowd. You can own a smartphone and still be stupid.

Read the linked article from the Daily Caller and benefit from the warning.

Stanford Matthews
MoreWhat.com

Network Security: The Current Fantasy

How many big corporations have been hacked? How many times has the DoD been hacked? How about the big deal security organization that was hacked? I won’t even attempt to present a list of all the security breaches that have occurred in recent and not so recent memory.

Not only the public but those in leadership positions in commerce and government do not seem to be taking this problem seriously. The press release from less than one month ago is a typical example. Talk, talk, talk, when do we fix this?

Stanford Matthews
MoreWhat.com

NSA Director Says Security Standards Are Necessary for Critical Cyber Networks, Information Sharing is Not Enough
Democratic Press Office – (202) 224-8374
Mar 27 2012

cybercrimeGOVWASHINGTON, D.C.—The head of the military’s Cyber Command said Tuesday that information-sharing among critical infrastructure owners and operators is not enough to protect their cyber networks against attacks from rival nations, criminals, terrorists, and pranksters. Information sharing combined with security standards are needed to confront the growing cyber threat, said General Keith Alexander.

Alexander, who also leads the National Security Agency (NSA), told the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the proper agency to collaborate with industry to secure the most critical cyber networks.  NSA collects and analyzes information to protect the nation from foreign attacks and is responsible for protecting the cyber networks of the federal government, including the military.

“I do think we have to have some set of standards,” Alexander said. When asked if information sharing was the “crux” of securing critical infrastructure, Alexander responded, “not actually…” adding that security standards for critical infrastructure and better information sharing were both necessary.

He also stated that, “I think the lead for working with critical infrastructure and helping them defend and prepare their networks should lie with DHS.”

The General’s comments translate into powerful support for the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, S. 2105, introduced last month by Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.  That legislation gives DHS the authority to collaborate with the private sector to establish security standards for the nation’s most important cyber networks, for instance, those that keep the electricity on, the water running, or our transportation systems functioning properly. The bill also calls on private companies to share threat information with DHS.

Alexander warned that “every day the probability of an attack increases as more tools and capabilities are out on the network.”