June 12, 2012

Justices to Hear Arizona's Appeal Over Controversial Immigration Law

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the political fight over Arizona’s immigration law. Arizona’s law has met strong opposition from the Obama administration. At issue is whether states have any authority to step in to enforce immigration matters or whether that is the exclusive role of the federal government.  This is referred to as the constitutional question “pre-emption.”  The Obama administration sued Arizona after it passed a controversial law that sought […]