Supreme Court Says Arizona Can Punish Businesses That Hire Illegal Immigrants | Talking Points Memo

The Supreme Court Thursday upheld an Arizona law, passed in 2007, that allows the state to punish business that hire workers who are in the country illegally.Writing for the majority in the 5-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the law “falls well within the confines of the authority Congress chose to leave to the states,” according to the Associated Press. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, while Justice Elena Kagan sat the case out because she had worked on it while serving as U.S. Solicitor General.

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