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REACTIONS TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD ONE BUT STRIKE DOWN THREE KEY ELEMENTS OF ARIZONA SB 1070

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Resounding Defeat for Arizona and Brewer Still Leaves Dangerous Possibility of Racial Profiling Yesterday,  the Supreme Court affirmed an injunction against three of the four core SB 1070 provisions (Sections 3, 5(C), and 6) before the Court, and narrowly limited the possible implementation of the notorious reasonable suspicion/racial profiling provision (Section 2(B)). While holding that it was premature to block Section 2(B), the Court's ruling provides ample opportunity to seek to block the law once ambiguities in the law are resolved.  The Court's decision reaffirms longstanding law on exclusive federal authority in the area of immigration regulation. The Supreme Court unequivocally states that "The Government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens." The Court concluded that while Arizona may be frustrated by problems in its state, it cannot pursue policies that undermine federal law.
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