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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Arizona Ruling Only a Narrow Opening for Other States

“Gov. Jan Brewer and Arizona lawmakers who wrote the law can claim victory because the court’s decision allows the authorities to go ahead with its most intensely disputed provision, which requires the police to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop if there is a “reasonable suspicion” the person is an illegal immigrant. . . .

But the Supreme Court’s carefully etched decision also gave opponents of Arizona’s law a clear affirmation of the primary role of the federal government on immigration.” (New York Times)

As long as the State triumphs over the individual, the Supreme Court’s pretty much okay with it.

FEE Timely Classic

Tough on Immigration is Tough on Economic Growth” by Darrick Luke, Daniel Smith, and Scott Beaulier