When Verrilli argued that the framers of the Constitution gave the federal government authority over immigration laws because immigration is inherently related to foreign affairs, Scalia snapped, "So we have to enforce our laws in a way that pleases Mexico."
Nor was Scalia pleased when Verrilli pointed out that Arizona's Latino population was implicitly targeted by the law. "Sounds like racial profiling to me," he grumbled, before crying out, "Are you objecting to harassing the people who have no business being here? Surely you're not concerned about harassing them." That American citizens of Latino descent in Arizona might be subject to harassment was irrelevant to Scalia. The government did not claim in its brief that the Arizona law would result in racial discrimination, but Scalia made it clear that he would not care if it did.
When our Supreme Court Justices fail to understand individual rights or the fact that the government must protect them, is there hope for any of us living in America?