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ARIZONA v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 11-182
Certiorari Granted: 12/12/11
Argued: April 25, 2012
Decided: 06/25/12

Topics:

First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Article I, background checks, Bill of Rights, Federalism, immigration, Immigration and Naturalization, immunity from suit, Indians, murder, preemption, preliminary injunction, probable cause, Supremacy Clause

PartyNames: Arizona, et al. v. United States
Petitioner: Arizona, et al.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 641 F.3d 339

Arizona, et al.
v.
United States
Background:

Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (S.B. 1070) to address the illegal immigration crisis in the State. The four provisions of S.B. 1070 enjoined by the courts below authorize and direct state law-enforcement officers to cooperate and communicate with federal officials regarding the enforcement of federal immigration law and impose penalties under state law for non-compliance with federal immigration requirements.

Question Presented:

Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (S.B. 1070) to address the illegal immigration crisis in the State. The four provisions of S.B. 1070 enjoined by the courts below authorize and direct state law-enforcement officers to cooperate and communicate with federal officials regarding the enforcement of federal immigration law and impose penalties under state law for non-compliance with federal immigration requirements. The question presented is whether the federal immigration laws preclude Arizona's efforts at cooperative law enforcement and impliedly preempt these four provisions of S.B. 1070 on their face.

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART.

ARIZONA v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

04/25/12

Listen to Oral Argument in ARIZONA v. UNITED STATES
Holding: AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED (EK no part)
Vote: 5-3
Majority: Kennedy,Chief Justice Roberts,Ginsburg,Breyer,Sotomayor
Concurring: Scalia,Thomas,Alito
Dissenting: Scalia, Thomas, Alito
Recused: Kagan
Opinion By:
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