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Another day, another AZ law goes before SCOTUS

News this morning that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear an appeal of Arizona's employer sanctions law (Laws 2007, Chapter 279) was hailed as a minor victory by both proponents and critics of the law. Pearce told our reporter he believes the high court, by a 6-3 or 5-4 vote, will uphold the law as constitutional. "We've won at every level," he said, adding that upholding the law will allow for employer sanctions to "become the law of the land."

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Scared at school

Hispanic parents across the state are worried that police officers stationed at schools - whose mission is to become a role model to the students and foster a sense of trust between children and police - will start treating students like suspected law-breakers, after Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect.

Schools are doing their best to downplay the possibility of such a scenario. But the bill’s authors say police officers in Arizona are required to investigate potential state immigration crimes, no matter what beat they're working.

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