Stephen Yale-Loehr, co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure , the flagship immigration treatise from LexisNexis-Matthew Bender, Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, of counsel, Miller Mayer LLP, Ithaca, New York, is quoted on immigration issues in The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal...
"The Supreme Court case involving Arizona SB 1070 has officially entered
the home stretch. On Friday, the Justices announced that oral arguments
will take place on the fourth Wednesday in April, making it the final
case to be heard this term. Yesterday, Arizona filed its
"A federal judge blocked police in Arizona from enforcing a section of
the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people
from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on
streets. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Wednesday that
"Will the Supreme Court decide once and for all whether states can go
it alone in immigration enforcement, or rule that enforcing immigration
laws is the strictly the job of the federal government? It’s unlikely
that the high court will issue a ruling on SB 1070 until June, unless
"About a century and a half ago ... California set out to seal
its borders against unwelcome arrivals. As today, the state’s
immigration code met legal challenges, and the resulting Supreme Court
decision helped firmly establish federal authority over immigration. One
Six pundits opine on SB 17 and Arizona v. U.S. - New York Times, Apr. 22, 2012 .
"Arizona’s cold-blooded immigration statute was enacted in 2010 to bring about “attrition through enforcement”
— to make life so harsh for undocumented immigrants that they would be
driven out of the state. It invites unfettered racial profiling and the
abuse of police...
"One of federalism’s core virtues is the
possibility of competition among states. Competition in this context is
likely to vindicate pro-immigrant policies. We should hold our noses and hope the Supreme Court lets S.B. 1070 stand, so we can watch it wither away on its own." - Peter...
"Warning against the danger of faction in his famous Federalist Paper No.
10, James Madison sought to moderate the impact through the diffusion
of power amongst the three branches of the federal government as well as
between state and federal authority. This coming Wednesday, the United
In preparation for today's oral argument at the Supreme Court, here is the master link .
"It did not take long for Justice Antonin Scalia to side with
Arizona, and it was not much later that Chief Justice John G. Roberts,
Jr., showed that he, too, was inclined that way. Justice Clarence
Thomas, who said nothing during the argument, is known to be totally
opposed to the kind...
"Karen Tumlin, managing attorney with NILC, said
HB497 would be unconstitutional because it would require a person to
wait while local police verified legal status — even after the original
reason for a stop had been resolved by either issuing a citation or not
finding enough evidence...
"A federal judge has set the stage for a new
challenge to Arizona’s immigration law if the U.S. Supreme Court
rejects the one it has before it now. In a 20-page ruling , U.S.
District Court Judge Susan Bolton said that various Arizona residents
have legal standing to challenge the...
"Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
on Tuesday ordered the redistribution of materials to train police to
enforce the state's tough immigration crackdown, in a sign that she
expects the Supreme Court to endorse the measure in coming days. ... Brewer ordered the redistribution of training
"The question before the Court is whether federal law preempts and renders invalid four separate provisions of the state law. ... The issue is whether, under preemption principles, federal law permits Arizona to implement the state-law provisions in dispute. ... Section 3 of S. B. 1070...
A new chapter in civil disobedience is being written, rooted in resistance to Arizona's SB 1070 and similar state laws.
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"A federal judge in Phoenix heard oral arguments Tuesday about whether a key provision of Arizona's immigration law should go forward. Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the provison could take effect, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising new challenges. The provision is Section 2B...
"Laws that limit commercial speech must not be more extensive than necessary to serve a substantial government interest. The district court correctly determined that, though Arizona has a significant government interest in promoting traffic safety, the day labor provisions fail Central Hudson’s...
"Arizona’s sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law suffered another blow Monday when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with day laborers looking for work in the state. A three-judge appellate panel unanimously upheld a lower court injunction that prevents the state from enforcing a...