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On the Agenda: Week of April 23 – 27, 2012

This week, Wednesday is a big day for immigrants' rights advocates: The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Arizona v. United States, the Justice Department's challenge to S.B. 1070, Arizona's racial profiling law. The ACLU will be participating in two briefings today and tomorrow, and will be attending the argument. The House of Representatives is set to take up four pending cybersecurity bills during what lawmakers have dubbed "Cyber Week.
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Will Americans Tolerate Laws That Encourage Racial Profiling?

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

S.B. 1070 is Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law. The ACLU and the Department of Justice filed lawsuits challenging the law, charging that it is unconstitutional and encourages racial profiling. Five Arizona copycat laws pass... Read Post

Supreme Court Deals Blow to 3 Provisions of Arizona’s Racial Profiling Law but Allows “Show Me Your Papers” Provision to Live Another Day

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

Today’s Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States rightly rejects three parts of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 law as unconstitutional. Yet critically, the Court opens the door to racial profiling by upholding the most eg... Read Post

S.B. 1070 at the Supreme Court: What Will America Tolerate?

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

All eyes are on the Supreme Court tomorrow as it hears arguments challenging Arizona’s notorious anti-immigrant law, S.B. 1070. United States v. Arizona is the Department of Justice’s challenge to S.B. 1070, which will address the l... Read Post


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