In Arizona, a State Court-Stripping Bill is Narrowly Defeated

ArizonaOn close votes, the Arizona Senate twice has defeated House-passed legislation to bar state courts, among others, from enforcing actions of the United States government — including its courts — that constitute “commandeering” of Arizona officials.

On April 5 the Senate defeated the proposal by a 14-15 vote, according to Gavel to Gavel, a publication of the National Center for State Courts,  and on April 15, following a motion to reconsider, the measure failed on a 15-15 tie.

Gavel to Gavel reported earlier that “the ‘anti-commandeering’ law would allow the legislature to order state and local officials not to ‘enforce, administer, or cooperate with any action of the United States government that constitutes commandeering.’”