1st State Immigration Challenge Hits Supreme Court

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 6:40 PM EST) -- In the first — though likely not the last — challenge to recent state laws regulating immigration to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices will hear oral arguments Wednesday on whether a 2007 Arizona law punishing employers for hiring unauthorized workers is preempted by federal immigration law.

In U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, the high court will consider whether the Legal Arizona Workers Act, which requires employers to use the federal e-Verify system and threatens to revoke their business license if they employ unauthorized...
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