Court Potentially Split Over Arizona Immigration Law

From guest blogger, Santiago J. Valenzuela

In an unexpected move, Justice Elena Kagan announced (once again) that she wouldn't vote up or down on Arizona's immigration law:

But those challenging the law were at a disadvantage Wednesday because new Justice Elena Kagan, who came from the Obama administration, announced she would not participate in the decision. That set the stage for a possible 4-4 split, which would uphold Arizona's law but set no legal precedent.

While a 4-4 split beats losing, it would be much better to overturn the law, which adds onerous new regulations requiring law enforcement to check immigration papers, a law that is either completely unenforceable or requiring blatant racism in its enforcement.

We will see how this turns out.

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