In a victory for the Obama Administration -– or is it the Republicans? –- the U.S. Supreme Court rejected most of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigration law, while upholding the most controversial “show me your papers” clause, one week after President Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants. The high court handed down the announcement early Monday morning, and the news and social media was quickly buzzing with headlines like, “Key Parts of Law Rejected” and “Court Upholds Parts”.
The justices ruled against three out of four of the state law's main points, ruling that Arizona:
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012 People speak to media outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., the United States, June 25, 2012. U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld part of Arizona state's controversial immigration law, but struck down other parts of it. (Credit Image: © Fang Zhe/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Reaction on Twitter was swift-- and mostly unhappy -- from both sides of the aisle, and conveyed a lot of disappointment in the American judicial system.
If the SCOTUS ruling on #SB1070 was a victory for Arizona, then Justice Scalia wouldn't be so pissed.
Gov. Jan Brewer declared victory: "Sure, the Supreme Court voided much of #SB1070 but they let us keep the best part-- harassing Mexicans."
U.S. cannot have each state enforcing and ruling their own version of SB1070. That's why we need federal action now. #SCOTUS
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