Some people seem to think today’s Supreme Court hearing on Arizona’s controversial immigration law will lead to a ruling in June that settles once and for all the question of the statute’s constitutionality.
That’s not going to the case. The high court likely will hand down a ruling of some sort by early summer, but that won’t be the end of the matter, as we see HERE:
Assuming that the Court does allow most, if not all, of S.B. 1070′s four sections to go into effect, that still would not amount to final constitutional clearance for any of the sections. The case reached the Justices in a preliminary state, and there will be ongoing challenges in lower courts when the case is returned to them. Moreover, there are challenges to some of those provisions that the Court did not consider on Wednesday, because they are not part of the federal government’s legal assault on the Arizona statute.