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Posted 9 months ago in Criminal Law Government Immigration by Josh Crank  
Court Strikes Another Blow Against Ariz. Immigration Law

A federal appeals court upheld a decision to block part of Arizona’s sweeping 2010 immigration law, finding the provision to be both unconstitutional and “unintelligible.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the decision after the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups sued to block an element of SB 1070 that made it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor someone who is in the country illegally. Just as the Supreme Court of the United …

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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Indiana Anti-Immigration Law Unconstitutional, Court Says

A federal court on Mar. 28 struck down an Indiana law, inspired by Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, that reportedly allowed police to arrest immigrants without warrants. With that lawsuit, immigrant advocate groups have basically shut down state efforts to pass laws that give police unfettered power to bust suspected illegal immigrants.   Indiana Can’t Create an Immigration Crime The Indiana law, SB 590, was passed in 2011. Two of its provisions were especially disturbing to immigrant advocate groups including the …

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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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