SCOTUS Rules On Immigration Law

SCOTUS Rules On Immigration Law

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court declared three of the four parts in Arizona's immigration law unconstitutional. But having Arizona police check the immigration status in the normal course of duty is still very much allowed.

The Supreme Court ruled today on Arizona's immigration enforcement law. The decision upholds the "check your papers" portion of the statute, but voids the rest. We look at the political implications -- and consider the decision's effect on people in Arizona -- in our region and throughout the country.

Guests

Jeffrey Rosen

Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic; Author, "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America" (Times Books)

Corey Stewart

Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors

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Supreme Court Decision: Arizona et al. v. United States

The full text of the Supreme Court decision in Arizona et al., vs. the United States is below:

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