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Judge's Ruling Killed State Immigration Reform

Signals efforts will have to come at federal level

(Newser) - Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to fence off much of Arizona’s immigration law could also put a stop to hundreds of similar attempts to combat illegal immigration in other states. Though Bolton hasn’t finished hearing the case yet, stopping the law sent a pretty clear message that she... More »

This Is Destined for Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin thinks so; plus other views on the ruling

(Newser) - Some early reaction to today's ruling that blocks the main elements of Arizona's immigration law:
  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN : "I think this is a case very much destined for United States Supreme Court. It is the kind of big issue relating to the responsibilities of state versus federal government on
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Judge Blocks Key Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

Police won't have to check immigration status

(Newser) - A federal judge today blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the measure. The overall law will still take effect tomorrow, but without the provisions that angered opponents—including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration... More »

Arizona's Immigration Law Goes on Trial

Twin challenges are headed to federal court today

(Newser) - Supporters of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law head to court today, to defend it from both the Justice Department’s challenge and a separate lawsuit. Both cases will be heard by the same judge, Susan Bolton. It's unclear how she'll rule, according to CNN . Bolton heard yet another challenge... More »

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