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We're back to our top story now we have one down the one major ruling to go as a Supreme Court issues an opinion.
On Arizona's controversial immigration law upholding a key part of that the striking down the rest as unconstitutional.
Now as we -- a landmark decision on health care law.
Which will come down on Thursday that's a law that affects every single American -- take a look at the immigration -- and see if there's any team leads in their breast.
Tim O'Brien is an attorney he spent two decades covering the Supreme Court.
As with us today Tim both sides are saying this is a victory for them when it comes to the ruling.
And immigration law how do you see it.
What was certainly a larger victory for the administration.
Congress and the administration's use repelled for the most part.
The one area of the law that the court who did -- to go forward where police if they stop somebody.
Incident to us some lawful arrest they can still -- question that person.
About their immigration status but even that could come back to the courts if that's being challenged.
As racially discriminatory racial profiling of someone's being held for any length of time solely because of suspected of being illegal.
That probably won't fly so that could go to I don't see this ever coming back to the US Supreme Court the questions that remain of the lower courts can easily addressed.
Based on the rulings today does that give you any indication any further indication about what we might -- on Thursday you shake your head now.
Well it does some but the -- -- reading tea leaves and these are very fine tea leaves the fact that this opinion was written by justice Anthony Kennedy.
Who could've been one of the authors of health care.
He won't be now we now think that almost certainly will be written by Chief Justice John Roberts was a great steak.
In the outcome of this case at least having making sure that the decision is come comprehensible.
Sometimes with so many typical questions you get something you need a calculator figure out what it means.
It's still very tough to have to figure out where the court is going on this if you look at the cases.
It gives you an idea of where the court should go you look at the the cases where the Supreme Court has interpreted the commerce clause of may not be how you interpret it may not be how I interpret it.
But they've given broad authority -- congress over commerce interstate commerce you look at the cases and I think Obama could win.
But if you wanna see where the court is going to go brother where they should go you look at the justices you want to predict the court you got to look at the justices in their very difficult to read.
-- our economy is so there are still at it as second I had him just because we're seeing the images of the justices on the screen as well.
How have you seen the dynamic -- the justices change over the years -- been covering the courts for as we mentioned two decades.
What makes this group in this -- and -- By a particular and specific in different at this time in our country.
The biggest single.
The fact impact on the Supreme Court with the departure of justice Sandra O'Connor.
And the elevation of Sam Alito to the Supreme Court replaced a moderate justice.
With a more conservative justice you have these 54 splits left and right and it could -- gives greater impact greater importance.
For the vote of Anthony Kennedy got Anthony Kennedy you probably got the case you think Ken thank you so much for that -- -- for a to have -- back.
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