The Supreme Court of the United States struck down three out of four provisions of the Arizona immigration law this morning, saying they intrude on federal sovereignty. But the high court did unanimously back the portion of the Arizona law that allows police to check into the immigration status of people they stop.
The three provisions struck down by the court, in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, made it a crime for immigrants to seek work without permits, made it a crime for immigrants not to carry immigration papers, and authorized police to arrest anyone they suspected of deportable offenses.
Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito dissented. Justice Elena Kagan disqualified herself from deciding the case.
Posted by Samantha Meinke