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Supreme Court immigration case weighs states' powers

Discussion in 'Illegal Immigration Issues' started by CJIS, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    ABC News
    Supreme Court immigration case weighs states' powers
    Reuters - ‎59 minutes ago‎

    By James Vicini | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A clash over immigration law will go before the US Supreme Court this week, pitting the state of Arizona against President Barack Obama in a case with election-year political ramifications for him and Republican ...
  2. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    The Guardian
    High Court Can Bring Bush Immigration Plan Back From Dead
    Bloomberg - ‎29 minutes ago‎

    The Supreme Court hears arguments today on the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070. The legal conflict, which centers on the duties and limits of local enforcement of national immigration laws, is provocative.
  3. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

  4. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    CBS News
    Hundreds march in Phoenix against Arizona immigration law
    Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎

    By Tim Gaynor | PHOENIX (Reuters) - A few hundred protesters, some toting placards reading "no to racial profiling," marched through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday to urge the US Supreme Court to block Arizona's two-year-old crackdown on illegal ...
  5. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    PHOENIX – A forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law -- which some experts believe could uphold the most controversial aspects of the measure -- won't end legal disputes on the matter and instead is likely to ignite renewed assaults by the law's opponents.
    The court is evaluating the 2010 law on only the question of whether Arizona's attempt to fix its border problems is trumped by federal law. That means that opponents could still ask the courts to block enforcement of the law on other legal grounds.
    For example, the high court isn't considering the possibility that racial profiling may arise from the law -- because the Obama administration's lawsuit didn't challenge it on those grounds. The administration focused instead on whether federal law supersedes the state law, an issue known as "pre-emption."
    "All the court is going to decide is the pre-emption issue," said Linton Joaquin, general counsel for the National Immigration Law Center, an advocacy group for low-income immigrants that's part of a coalition of opponents that filed a separate challenge. "But we think this law basically requires racial profiling by mandating that officers detain and investigate people that they have reasonable suspicions of being unauthorized."

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  6. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Supreme Court strikes down most of Arizona immigration law

    The Supreme Court has struck down most of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants. .

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    Supreme Court strikes down three of four parts of Arizona's immigration law, but for now upholds key provision to require police, during routine stops, to check immigration status of anyone they suspect could be in US illegally.

  7. DEI8

    DEI8 Supporting Member

    The SCOTUS did uphold the most important and critical portion, the part that requires the Officers ask for proper documentation of immigration status.
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