TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 26, 2012

Arizona's police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if any, they should play in immigration enforcement. Instead, the justices' decision to uphold the state's "show me your papers" statute has left them with more questions than answers, the Associated Press reports.  In Tennessee, there will not be much impact from the changes, since the state's law is much more limited. The change would have immediate impact on five states that enacted similar legislation: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. Although Tennessee lawmakers debated a similar comprehensive bill, it never won final approval. Tennessee has no "show me your papers" provision that allows law enforcement officers to stop and demand documentation of anyone. The Commercial Appeal has more