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Suit seeks to stay enforcement of Ariz. immigration law

Responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding one provision of Arizona’s notorious immigration law that requires those stopped by police to produce documentation of their immigration status, a group of civil rights organizations has filed a new suit challenging ...

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Challenges ahead for Court-whittled Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down three of four challenged provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law – and essentially inviting future challenges to the remaining part of the statute – has lawyers prepared for a flurry ...

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Ginsburg: Sharply divided rulings to come from Court

WASHINGTON – As the nation awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on the constitutionality of the federal health care law and Arizona’s immigration enforcement statute, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a gathering of lawyers, judges and academics Friday that sharply ...

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Lawyers await ‘Padilla’ retroactivity ruling

WASHINGTON – Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk of deportation, the justices are poised to decide just how ...

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Justices to decide whether ‘Padilla’ duty is retroactive

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether its 2010 ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk of deportation, applies retroactively.

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Schumer: Congress will act if Supremes uphold Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON – Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has promised a swift legislative response if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a controversial Arizona state law that requires police to check the immigration status of anyone detained and suspected of being in ...

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