Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

By MARK SHERMAN,Associated Press Updated at 2012-04-25 15:59:22 +0000


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to allow Arizona to enforce a state law provision that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.

The justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are not buying the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check part of a controversial state law aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of the state.

It was unclear what the court would do with other aspects of the law that have been put on hold by lower federal courts.