A look at the day's political happenings, including an update on the messy voter purge in Florida and a "death panel" revival of sorts.
A look at the day's political happenings, including reaction and nonreaction to the Supreme Court's decision on the Arizona immigration law; also, Rupert Murdoch takes to Twitter to criticize a presidential candidate.
Arizona's controversial immigration law is largely no more. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled mostly in favor of the U.S. government when it struck down the bulk of the state's notorious immigration law.
Mexican immigration to the United States has slowed after four decades of the largest rush of migrants from a single country in American history and may even be declining, a report by the Pew Hispanic Center says.
In the months leading up to SB 1070's passing, Jan Brewer was seen as just a fill-in as Arizona governor and a laggard in the coming election for the post. Now after signing the anti-immigrant legislation, she is enjoying success within the party and is considered a certainty to win the state's GOP primary in two weeks.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton decided Wednesday that SB 1070's most controversial bits, such as requiring immigrants to carry papers wherever they go, will have to wait until the courts can sort out the mess. As written, the law, which was set to take effect Thursday, would restrict the liberty of "lawfully-present aliens," the judge said.
Arizona's infamous immigration law, SB 1070, is due to kick in July 29, at which point local law-enforcement officials will begin exploring what the term "reasonable suspicion" means to them. But not if the federal government can help it.
As Arizona and the rest of the nation prepare for the state's controversial anti-immigration SB 1070 bill to go into effect, US Attorney General Eric Holder has suggested that the federal government may file yet another suit against the beleaguered state "if the U believes racial profiling is taking place".