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Your opinion IDAHO SUPPORTS ARIZONA APPEAL ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LAW?

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Question by Maricopa County: Your opinion IDAHO SUPPORTS ARIZONA APPEAL ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT LAW?
(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the State of Idaho has joined Michigan in filing a “friend of the court” brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Arizona’s law on illegal immigrants.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, in consultation with the Governor, signed on to the amicus brief Thursday. It makes the case that states have the authority to concurrently enforce federal immigration law, provided that states do not create new categories of aliens or attempt to independently determine the immigration status of an alien.

The brief also contends that the Arizona law is consistent with the regulatory scheme established by Congress – which is one of concurrent enforcement, where the federal government must respond to any inquiry by a state or local government agency seeking to verify the immigration status of any person within its jurisdiction.

“Arizona is simply requiring its law enforcement officials to help the federal government enforce immigration law as envisioned by Congress,” Governor Otter said. “State officials have the right under existing federal law to identify illegal aliens and report them to federal authorities. It’s our affirmative duty to protect states’ rights, and that’s particularly important when a lawsuit seeks to punish a state for doing what the federal government has failed to do – protect our borders and American citizens.”

Eleven states now have joined in the appeal from a federal judge’s initial ruling against Arizona in the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2010/sep/03/idaho-joins-appeal-ariz-immigration-law/

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Good for idaho. all states should be supporting Arizona.. because one of these days it will be their turn for the Feds to just come in and push you around. Arizona is right.. Washington is dead wrong!

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New York City Personal Injury Attorney Supports Falls Prevention Awareness Day



New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2010

New York City personal injury attorney David Resnick says Falls Prevention Awareness Day, scheduled for the first day of fall on September 23, serves as a valuable reminder that preventable falls are one of the leading causes of injuries, deaths, hospitalizations and emergency room visits among adults age 65 and older.

“A slip and fall, or a trip and fall, is not a random accident,” Resnick says. “All too often, older adults are injured or killed in a fall that was the direct result of a property owner ignoring risk factors and failing to provide a safe environment for the people on their premises.”

Resnick, a leading New York City slip and fall lawyer, and his law firm, David Resnick & Associates, recently launched www.nyc-slipandfall.com, a website that provides information to residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island on the factors that cause falls and the legal options that may be available to those harmed in a fall.

As the website points out, a slip and fall due to the negligence of a property owner can occur anywhere, including shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, hotels, train stations and on sidewalks.

The website describes several New York City slip and fall cases successfully handled by David Resnick & Associates, including those involving elderly victims.

“A bad fall can cause a lot of pain and suffering and loss of income, and it can change a person’s life,” Resnick says. “When it happens because a property owner ignored a hazard, we believe the injured should be given prompt and full compensation.

“A lawsuit also protects others from future harm caused by the hazard. In my experience, in a New York City broken sidewalk case, it is a lawsuit following a fall that precipitates the sidewalk being repaired by the adjacent property owner.”

Although a serious fall can happen to a person of any age, statistics show that older New Yorkers are more susceptible to slip-and-fall accidents, with often devastating results for them and their families, Resnick says.

According to the New York State Department of Health, an average of 894 New York State residents ages 65 and older die each year from a fall, while nearly 50,000 are hospitalized.

Among those older New Yorkers who are hospitalized because of a fall, 10.8 percent suffer a traumatic brain injury, and 28.4 percent experience a hip fracture.

“An event such as Falls Prevention Awareness Day provides an excellent opportunity to increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce these falls,” Resnick says of the national initiative that is being spearheaded by the Falls Free™ Coalition, which includes 34 states (including New York) and 70 national organizations, professional associations and federal agencies.

Resnick says he hopes the September 23 event calls attention to the most common causes of slip and fall accidents, including clutter in walkways, aisles or stairs; icy, wet or uneven surfaces, such as sidewalks; poor lighting; and lack of railings or grab bars.

About David Resnick & Associates, P.C.

David Resnick & Associates, P.C. is a well-respected New York City accident and personal injury law firm. The firm handles slip and fall cases, premises liability cases, automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents and other injury claims in New York City’s five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. For more information or for a free, no-obligation case consultation, call (212) 279-2000 or use the firm’s online form.

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