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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
In a decision sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year, the court's 5-3 ruling upheld the authority of the federal government to set immigration policy and laws.
"The National Government has significant power to regulate immigration," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. "Arizona may have underst
While concluding that the federal government has the power to block the law, the court let stand one of the most controversial parts: a provision that lets police check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if "reasonable suspicion" exists that the person is in the United States illegally.
Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
What are your thoughts on this Aloyisius? I am a bit hurried at the moment but my initial impressions were that some of Arizona's provisions smacked a bit of being like a police state.