Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court sided with the federal government in the ongoing battle between state law and federal law, brought on by Arizona’s immigration law (S.B. 1070). Click here to read the full Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. US (11-182). The majority included Justice Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Steven […]

Arizona Immigration Law Debate Arrives at the Supreme Court

On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. US (11-182). Federal courts have blocked four key parts of Arizona’s “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” known as SB 1070.  At issue is whether states have any authority to step in […]

Update on the Arizona Immigration Law Debate

On April 23, 2010, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law Arizona Senate Bill 1070, citing rise in violence due to illegal immigration into her state.  The law requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally.  It also orders immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and […]