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The key takeaway for employers from the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on Arizona's controversial Senate Bill (SB) 1070 law is that states cannot make criminals out of those in their jurisdiction who work or seek employment...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:49 PM ET)
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that several portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law were preempted by federal law will likely stanch the...more
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on the 2010 Arizona statute that created new criminal penalties and police procedures for addressing the problem of illegal immigration in that state. The Court ruled that...more
While both sides claim victory, the reality of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling is this: Immigration is a federal issue, but states can cooperate with the feds in law enforcement so long as they do not violate peoples' rights...more
This article reviews the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and how state law legalizing same sex marriage conflicts with the federal law. It examines two areas specifically: immigration and divorce. This is becoming a legal...more
In April 2010, the Arizona State Legislature passed and Governor Janice K. Brewer signed into law Arizona Senate Bill 1070 in an effort to deal with illegal immigration, escalating drug and human trafficking, and other public...more