Monday, December 12, 2011

Supreme Court to Hear SB 1070 Challenge

Posted By on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:56 AM

So, this should be interesting, especially with eight justices set to decide on the case (Justice Elena Kagan has recused herself from the case):

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Arizona may impose tough anti-immigration measures. Among them, in a law enacted last year, is a requirement that the police there question people they stop about their immigration status.

The Obama administration challenged parts of the law in court, saying that it could not be reconciled with federal immigration laws and policies. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, blocked enforcement of parts of the law in April.

The administration challenged four provisions. The most prominent was a requirement that state law enforcement officials determine the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest if officials have reason to believe that the individual might be an illegal immigrant. The provision also requires that the immigration status of people who are arrested be determined before they are released.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Sonoran Spring Gala

Sonoran Spring Gala @ Tohono Chul Park

Sun., March 26, 4-7 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Sonoran Spring Gala

Let the Tohono Chul gardens charm you with fantastic fare by the Garden Bistro, refreshing libations, live… More

@ Tohono Chul Park Sun., March 26, 4-7 p.m. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. "Martha McSally Is Not Answering" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Streets of This Town: Faces of Tucson (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Weekly List: 16 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Streets of This Town: Late Night Hunger. (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation