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Supreme Court to Review Arizona Immigration Law

December 13, 2011, 3:06 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

Supreme CourtAfter Arizona passed one of the most anti-immigrant laws in the country, the Obama administration filed suit against the state, arguing that individual states should not be de facto setting federal immigration policy.

Lower courts have accepted the administration’s argument, and the Supreme Court announced yesterday that they would take up Arizona’s appeal and rule on the case in their next session. The court’s decision will ultimately have ramifications for the handful of other states that have passed similar legislation, and the various lawsuits against those laws (including one from religious leaders in Alabama).

As the court is already scheduled to rule on the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this decision only cements that the justices will have a major influence on the 2012 election.

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One Response to “Supreme Court to Review Arizona Immigration Law”

  1. Maggie says:

    Is there a reason why you use the term anti-immigration rather than anti ILLEGAL immigration which is what the law and most thinking people are opposing?