Court to Weigh Arizona Statute on Immigration
By ADAM LIPTAK
Published: December 12, 2011
WASHINGTON — In the space of a month, the Supreme Court has thrust itself into the center of American political life, agreeing to hear three major cases that could help determine which party controls the House of Representatives and whether President Obama wins a second term.
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The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether Arizona may impose its tough anti-immigration law.
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A demonstration in Phoenix in May 2010 against Arizona’s strict immigration law, which the Supreme Court will consider.
The court announced Monday that it would decide whether Arizona was entitled to impose tough anti-immigration measures over the Obama administration’s objections. The case joined a crowded docket that already included challenges to Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the 2010 health care overhaul law, and a momentous case on how Texas will conduct its elections.