High Court Approves Ariz. E-Verify Law

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Arizona did not violate federal immigration policy with a state law that mandates use of the E-Verify federal database and threatens to revoke an employer's business license for hiring unauthorized workers.

In a 5-3 split decision, in which Justice Elena Kagan recused herself, the majority determined that the Arizona law was not preempted by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 because it falls within an exception that allows states to impose licensing sanctions for immigration violations....
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