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Report from the Supreme Court: Arizona v. United States

Today the Supreme Court heard arguments in one of the big cases of the term, Arizona v. United States. Several justices, including Justice Stephen Breyer, expressed serious concerns about the law's impact on civil liberties, as they recognized that it might lead to prolonged detention while an officer investigates a person's immigration status. In response to those serious civil liberties concerns, Arizona was forced to retreat.
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Federal Court Weighs Civil Rights Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law

News : Reason (2 years ago)

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision later this month in Arizona v. United States, the case arising from Arizona’s controversial immigration law S.B. 1070, which, among other things, requires state law enforc... Read Post

Racial Bias Is Inherent in State Felony Disfranchisement Laws

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (4 years ago)

Racial disparities in the criminal justice system have an undeniable impact on our political landscape. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considered the nature of that impact when it recently heard arguments in Farrakhan v. Gregoire,... Read Post

Supreme Court Justices concerned over impact on cloud computing in Aereo case

News : The Rundown News Blog (4 months ago)

The Supreme Court heard a case Tuesday concerning Aereo, Inc., which gives its users streaming access to broadcast television programs through tablets, laptops and phones. Photo by Flickr user chunkysalsa WASHINGTON — Grappling with... Read Post


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