It's an unlikely route, given that Harry Reid essentially controls the amendment process, but they're giving it a try: Republican Sens. Jim DeMint and David Vitter are preparing to introduce an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from suing Arizona over its new immigration law.
Purpose: To prohibit the funding of any suit by the Departmentof Justice seeking to invalidate the Arizona immigrantregistration law.IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES-111th Cong., 2d Sess.(no.)Referred to the Committee on llllllllll andordered to be printedOrdered to lie on the table and to be printedAMENDMENT intended to be proposed by Mr. DeMint (for himself) and Mr. VitterViz:1 At the appropriate place, insert the following:SEC. ll 2 . No funds made available3 in any provision of law may be used to4 participate in any lawsuit that seeks to invalidate those5 provisions of the Arizona Revised Statutes amended by6 Arizona Senate Bill 1070, 49th Leg., 2nd Reg. Sess., Ch.7 113 (Az. 6 2010) (as amended by Arizona House Bill8 2162, 49th 7 Leg., 2nd Reg. Sess., Ch. 211 (Az. 2010)).
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