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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 Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Busted? Get Ready for a Strip Search

Police and prison officials can strip search suspects after they’re arrested regardless of the offense, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Divided court gives law enforcement option of strip searching anyone who passes through jailhouse Lower court rulings mixed, tended to ban strip searches without specific cause American Bar Association filed brief against searches, to no avail   Invasion of Privacy If you plan on being one of the 13 to 14 million people who will get arrested this year, …

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