Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN several provisions of Arizona Immigration Law

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Jun 25, 2012 Comments Off on Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN several provisions of Arizona Immigration Law Wes Hodge

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled largely in favor of the federal government Monday in a case involving Arizona’s immigration law, but it upheld the most controversial provision involving police checks on people’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.

In a decision sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year, the court’s 5-3 ruling struck down key parts of the Arizona law.

“The national government has significant power to regulate immigration,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion, adding that “Arizona may have understandable frustrations with the problems caused by illegal immigration while that process continues, but the state may not pursue policies that undermined federal law.”

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