Tag Archives: Arizona

Judge Rules on Remaining Provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration Law

Following a recent United States Supreme Court decision striking down most of Arizona’s “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” (SB 1070) immigration law, a US District Court Judge lifted an injunction on Tuesday permitting the State to enforce the “show me your papers” provision of the law.   This now permits Arizona to begin … Continue Reading

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Bulk of Arizona’s Immigration Law

On June 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, issued its much anticipated decision in Arizona v. United States [pdf], striking down three provisions of the Arizona law S.B. 1070, and upholding a fourth.  The case arose from the State of Arizona’s appeal of an injunction blocking four parts of the immigration … Continue Reading

Keeping U.S. Immigration Law Federal: “You Can See It’s Not Selling Very Well

So were the words of Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to the Solicitor General Donald Verrilli during last week’s oral argument in Arizona v. United States,  as she challenged the government’s position that the Constitution and the doctrine of preemption prevents states from mandating their law enforcement officers to conduct immigration status checks.  Such a challenge … Continue Reading

Arizona Medical Marijuana Law Sure to Create Confusion Among Employers

Most US employers naturally have little tolerance for employees’ arriving to work under the influence of any illegal drug, including marijuana. Many Arizona employers have drug and alcohol testing policies which absolutely prohibit being at work possessing or being under the influence of marijuana and will often summarily terminate the employment of a marijuana-using violator. … Continue Reading