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Thursday, May 26, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona immigrant law

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:47 AM

The legislative activists on the John Roberts Supreme Court court — which likes federalism when it likes the outcome and disapproves of it when it doesn't — has upheld, 5-3, the Arizona law that usurps federal authority and allows the state to punish businesses that hire undocumented workers.

Tealeaf readers see this as a precursor to more court-approved state usurpation of the federal government's traditional role as sole authority on immigration matters. Which means lots more punitive anti-immigrant lawmaking.

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