9th Circ. Strikes Ariz. Immigration Law's Day Laborer Rule

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 4:39 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday struck down a portion of Arizona's controversial immigration law that made it a crime for motorists to stop and pick up day laborers, ruling the provision violated the First Amendment.

The appeals court rejected the state's claim that it could legally block the roadside solicitations out of concern for traffic safety, instead finding the solicitation rules of the law, S.B. 1070, would unnecessarily restrict and penalize the speech of day laborers and those trying to hire them.

The state didn't sufficiently...
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