January 13, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule in Horne v. Isaacson, bypassing its opportunity to rule on Arizona's new ban of abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. In 2012, the state defended the statute by arguing that this stricter regulation would reduce the fetus' likelihood to feel pain and ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Julie Ebenstein of The Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses the ACLU's upcoming challenge to Kansas' bifurcated voter registration system...According to the state of Kansas, some voters are qualified to vote for US President, but not for ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that made it a crime for non-US citizens to drive a vehicle without carrying proof of lawful immigration status. The court found that the state law is preempted by federal law under the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On April 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. United States. On June 25, 2012, the Court decided the legal fate of Arizona's highly controversial immigration laws, more commonly referred to as SB 1070. The Court ruled that three sections of the law intruded ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Although not directly addressed in the imminent controversy of Arizona v. United States, issues of education and illegal immigration have confronted the US government for decades. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was first introduced in 2001 by Senator Orrin Hatch and ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Prior to the passage of SB 1070, Arizona was the subject of an entirely different legal challenge involving illegal immigration, namely the legitimacy of the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA). The law took effect in January 2008 and imposed sanctions on employers that utilized undocumented ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On April 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona v. United States. On June 25, 2012, the Court decided the legal fate of Arizona's highly controversial immigration laws, more commonly referred to as SB 1070. The Court ruled that three sections of the law intruded ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, examines the implications of the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona...To answer the question in the title: not so much. Monday came and went without a "blockbuster" decision by ...[read more]
June 17, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council that Arizona's law requiring that proof of citizenship be provided in order to register to vote is preempted by federal law. The court found that Proposition 200 is preempted by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 14, 2010, the US Conference of Mayors passed a resolution opposing SB 1070, the controversial Arizona immigration law, and supporting federal immigration reform. The organization, which represents thousands of cities larger than 30,000 people, passed the resolution at the annual meeting of ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.