TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 18, 2012

Opponents of Arizona's controversial immigration law launched a new effort Tuesday to thwart the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the so-called “show me your papers" provision. A suit filed in federal district court argues that the law – which requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons – would subject minorities to systematic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions. It asks the court to issue an order prohibiting authorities from enforcing the rule. Chattanooga’s WRCB News 3 reports