SUPREME COURT RULES ON ARIZONA'S POLICING LAW
On June 25 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Arizona v. United States, voting 5-3 to block three provisions of Arizona's controversial 2010 policing law while upholding the section that required police to inquire about the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons who they suspect are in the country illegally. Many observers saw the ruling as a split decision, offering a little something to both sides in the case. Others believed it would deal a significant blow to immigration lawmaking in the states, leaving less room than many are anticipating for state enforcement and other measures.
Read the Court's decision.
CONSEQUENCES IN THE STATES