Ariz. Immigration Ruling May Save Cos. From State Law Hassles

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that several portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law were preempted by federal law will likely stanch the proliferation of similar state-level legislation and spare employers the high costs of complying with a patchwork of state immigration statutes, attorneys say.

The high court on Monday held 5-3 that the federal government's power to regulate immigration trumped three of the four sections of Arizona's S.B. 1070 that had previously been blocked by the Ninth Circuit.

The decision means that similar immigration laws enacted...
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