TIMELINE OF SB 1070
n April 2010, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act" or, as it is commonly known, SB1070.
July 6, 2010- DOJ challenges SB1070 in federal court.
July 28, 2010- District court issues a partial injunction blocking portions of SB 1070 from taking effect.
July 29, 2010- Gov. Brewer and State of Arizona file an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
July 30, 2010- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied State of Arizona's motion to expedite the preliminary injunction appeal.
April 11, 2011- Ninth Circuit held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by enjoining sections 2(B), 3, 5(C), and 6 of SB 1070, and affirmed the lower court's preliminary injunction preventing those provisions from taking effect.
April 25, 2012- Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Arizona v. United States
June 25, 2012- Supreme Court Issues a decision. The court found that 3 provisions of Arizona SB1070 are preempted, but upheld the provision that requires local police to check the immigration status of anyone they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe is in the U.S. unlawfully. (Arizona v. United States, 6/25/12).
TRANSCRIPT OF SUPREME COURT ORAL ARGUMENTS (April 25, 2012)(AILA Doc. No. 12042645)
SUPREME COURT DECISION (Read it here)
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