Arizona v. United States: S.B. 1070
Today in the Community we return to Arizona v. United States, which we have previously discussed in the Community; several experts also weighed in on the case during our symposium this summer. On December 9, the Justices will consider the petition during their private Conference. If the Justices act on Arizona’s petition, we could know as soon as December 12 whether the Court will hear the case. The question that Arizona has presented in its petition is whether federal immigration laws preclude Arizona’s efforts at cooperative law enforcement and impliedly preempt four provisions of its controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070, on their face.
As Tom announced yesterday, we have modified the format of the Community slightly to allow more time on each topic. We will continue discussion of this case for the rest of the week, examining a new subtopic each day.