Arizona v. United States
The Supreme Court went back to basics with Monday’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.
In Arizona v. United States, the justices seemed to put rigid ideology aside to reach a 5-3 decision (Justice Elena Kagan did not participate) that three of four challenged provisions in SB 1070 were unconstitutional because they violated the separation of powers between state and federal government.(2)
Serrano calls Arizona decision 'troubling,' predicts G.O.P. will say something 'stupid' to offend Latinos
Representative Jose Serrano, liberal Bronx Democrat and former chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, was still trying to make sense of the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law when I spoke to him this morning, first calling the ruling a "partial victory," then revising downward to a "troubling decision."