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I am right there it was perhaps the second most awaited the Supreme Court decision of 2012.
Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration.
The High Court struck down key provisions of the law.
But the most debated portion the show me your papers requirement was -- We have -- team coverage tonight Brit Hume -- some analysis of this decision Carl Cameron examines how the ruling is playing out on the campaign trail.
But first correspondent Shannon Bream is live at the Supreme Court with a closer look at this ruling -- -- Hello -- well following the decision today both sides are claiming victory and although they disagree about what it means that future of Arizona's immigration law.
They do agree -- legal fight over it isn't over.
Opponents and supporters of Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 today got the Supreme Court opinion they've been waiting for.
It was a split decision with justice Anthony Kennedy writing that three key provisions were quote preempted by federal law while one critical provision was -- -- The day.
-- a day when the key components of our efforts to protect the citizens.
To take up the fight against illegal immigration in a balanced in constitutional way.
By the highest court.
In the -- The law surviving provision directs police to inquire into the immigration status of someone stopped in -- state -- local law if the officer has reasonable suspicion to believe the person is in the US illegally.
-- for anyone placed under arrest regardless of whether there are suspicions about that person's legal status.
Arizona shouldn't expect help from the feds though in many of these cases.
Following word today that immigration and customs enforcement is rescinding its agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies in Arizona.
With respect to some enforcement of federal immigration laws President Obama and Homeland Security secretary Janet Neapolitan -- issued statements saying they are pleased with the decision which strikes down provisions including.
One which would make it a state crime not to complete paperwork for or -- an alien registration document.
And another that would have criminalize solicitation or performance of any work in Arizona by someone not authorized to work in the US.
The court also blocked a provision which would have -- state law enforcement officers to make some arrests without a warrant attorney general Eric Holder said today's opinion quote confirms the federal government's exclusive authority to regulate in the area of immigration but in his opinion justice Antonin Scalia said that's exactly what the feds are not doing.
He specifically mention the president's recent policy directive halting deportation proceedings against hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants and asked quote.
Are the Sovereign States at the mercy of the federal executives' refusal to enforce the nation's immigration laws.
Today governor -- that she believes the remaining portion of SB 1070 can legally go into effect immediately.
While also acknowledging there are lawsuits against it already waiting in the wings Bret -- and -- lot the Supreme Court thank.
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