In previous years, the Court released ... (click to view)
Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.
Issue: Whether 8 U.S.C. §1324, which prohibits concealing or harboring unlawfully present aliens, encouraging or inducing them to come into or reside in the United States, or transporting them in furtherance of their unlawful presence, impliedly and facially preempts state laws, such as ALA. CODE §31-13-13, prohibiting a state’s residents from:
(a) concealing or harboring aliens who are present in the United States in violation of federal law; (b) encouraging or inducing aliens to enter into
or reside in the state, when their entry or residence would violate federal law; or (c) transporting unlawfully present aliens within the state in furtherance of their unlawful presence.