- May 31, 2012
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High Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona Immigration Law
Arizona’s controversial immigration law is largely no more. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled mostly in favor of the U.S. government when it struck down the bulk of the state’s notorious immigration law. However, the court did uphold a key provision of the Arizona law that requires officers to check the immigration status of people they stop or arrest if they have “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the country illegally.
The vote on Arizona v. the United States was 5 to 3, with Justice Elena Kagan abstaining.