Arizona SB 1070 Decision Analysis: What the Supreme Court Actually Said About the Arizona Immigration Law


The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari to undeniably significant cases this term, a fact not lost on the Court itself. Justice Ginsburg recently stated that “some have called it the term of the century.” One of the most eagerly awaited decisions, on the controversial Arizona v. United States, was released this past Monday. The ruling will undoubtedly impact federal and state immigration enforcement policy for years to come, but also has great potential to severely hamper the effectiveness of local policing efforts.