SCOTUS strikes down key provisions of Arizona immigration statute

The Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, struck down 3 of the 4 provisions in the Arizona immigration law being challenged by the Justice Department. (Justice Kagan recused herself.) The justices upheld one key provision, but it is unclear whether the law itself will now have to be reworked. Wall Street Journal: The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's tough-immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, in a ruling that gave both sides something to cheer in advance of November elections where immigration is a major issue. The court backed a section of the Arizona state law that calls for police to check the immigration status of people they stop. That section was one of four at issue before the high court. The others make it a crime for immigrants without work permits to seek employment; make it a crime for immigrants to fail to carry registration documents, and authorize the police to arrest any immigrant they believe has committed a...(Read Full Post)

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