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After Oral Arguments, SCOTUS Leans Toward Arizona in SB 1070 Fight

beowulfe Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 3:57 PM
Just an fyi: Just because something is a felony does not mean it is guaranteed to carry a 1 year prison term.

Oral arguments inside the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration legislation SB 1070 are over. Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the case and the remaining justices during the session seem to be leaning toward Arizona according to the Wall Street Journal:

In this morning's argument, Supreme Court justices seemed inclined to allow at least one provision of Arizona’s tough anti-immigration law.

From the tenor of the oral argument, it’s possible a ruling in the case may not fall strictly along ideological lines.  Some of the court’s liberal justices, though...