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Posted 2 years ago in Landmark Court Cases by Aaron Kase  
Oppressive Arizona Immigration Law Struck Down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today overturned most of a controversial Arizona immigration law, but left in place a provision that allows local and state police to check a person’s immigration papers while making a stop or arrest for other violations. In a 5-3 decision, the court threw out three of the law’s four provisions that were being challenged in what is being hailed as a major victory for the Obama administration. Arizona, and by extension other states, will not be allowed …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Jennifer King  
Supreme Court Poised to Hear Arizona Immigration Law Arguments

  The US Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in the immigration-law case that pits the state of Arizona against the US federal government. At issue are four key provisions in the state’s anti-immigration law, which a federal judge blocked from going into effect in 2010. Those provisions: Require police who conduct traffic stops to carry out immigration status checks on people they suspect of being immigrants Allow police to hold detainees until their immigration status is confirmed Require …

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