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Arizona v. United States

United States Supreme Court
132 S.Ct. 2492 (2012)


Facts

The Arizona Legislature passed S.B. 1070, a law designed to deter the unlawful entry and presence of illegal aliens in the state. The federal government (plaintiff) filed suit against the State of Arizona (defendant) in district court and sought a preliminary injunction to prohibit the implementation of four specific provisions of the statute. The district court granted the injunction which prohibited the state law from taking effect. Arizona appealed. The court of appeals affirmed. The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)

Concurrence/Dissent (Scalia, J.)

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