Next month the state of Arizona is expected to file a cert. petition seeking review of the Ninth Circuit's decision, which upheld a district court's order enjoining the state from enforcing several sections of S.B. 1070, the state's immigration law enforcement legislation. The Court will consider the petition later in the fall.    In anticipation of the filing of the petition, this week SCOTUSblog will be featuring commentary on such topics as the likelihood that the Court will grant certiorari, how last Term's decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting may affect the case, and whether S.B. 1070 is likely to survive the Court's scrutiny if cert. is granted.

Our contributors include:

Roderick Hills, New York University

Carissa Hessick, Arizona State University

Kevin Johnson, University California, Davis

Larry Joseph, Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund

Hope Lewis, Northeastern University

Richard Samp, Washington Legal Foundation

Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute

Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania

Peter Spiro, Temple University

Margret Stock, University of Alaska, Anchorage & Lane Powell PC

Carol Swain, Vanderbilt University

Update 7/14/2011: Lauren Gilbert, St. Thomas University School of Law, will also be participating.

Next week, we hope to have responses to the first week's post from our contributors.  As they are published, all of these pieces will be available on the homepage, as well as in our archives by navigating to "Special Features" and clicking on "Arizona v. United States ," which will lead you to all the posts.

This is the first of several on-line symposia that we have planned for the summer.  Other topics will include the Affordable Care Act, the battle over the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, and the impact of recent class action and arbitration decisions at the Court.

Posted in Immigration

Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, UPDATED: Announcing an on-line symposium on Arizona v. United States, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 11, 2011, 9:11 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/07/announcing-an-on-line-symposium-on-arizona-v-united-states/