"Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem . . . Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy."I have a feeling that if you showed Scalia evidence that illegal immigrants rarely invade property, strain social services, and kill people . . . he wouldn't change his mind about the case.
I wonder why people bring up issues in the cost-benefit calculus when, if it turned out not to be true, they wouldn't change their mind. If Scalia doesn't care then why should I care?