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Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Preemption Question of Immigration Versus Workers' Compensation Benefits

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case from Louisiana concerning workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker who was an illegal alien, and whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 preempts state law awards of workers' compensation benefits to illegal...

Supreme Court on Preemption: Arizona v. United States

"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...

Louisiana Supreme Court on Preemption: State v. Sarrabea

"After review of the relevant law, both statutory and jurisprudential, and despite its laudable goal aimed at preventing acts of terrorism, we are constrained to find, based on the Supreme Court case of Arizona v. United States, 132 S.Ct. 2492 (2012), that La. R.S. 14:100.13 operates in the field...

Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Immigrant Law: MIJA v. Bullock (May 10, 2016)

MIJA writes: " The Montana Supreme Court has just issued a unanimous decision striking down the entirety of Montana's anti-immigrant law, which was placed on the 2012 ballot by the Montana legislature and approved by 80% of voters. The law, known as LR-121, would have denied a wide variety of...