The United States Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the Arizona’s immigration law Senate Bill 1070.
On Monday morning, the court issued a two-sentence decision. However, a court date has yet been set.
Governor Jan Brewer asked for a hearing after the decision to halt key parts of the law was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The court upheld Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to halt several parts of the law that would go into effect in 2010. Bolton is a federal court judge, according to the Tucson Citizen.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the measure requires police officers to arrest people that they have stopped, and whom they suspect of being illegal immigrants. This is just one of the provisions that are intended to drive out illegal immigrants from Arizona. Most of the Arizona measure has been blocked, causing much of the measure from taking effect.
The decision now means that two major political issues will force justices to be front and center in 2012, because the court has also agreed that it would hear challenges to the health care law that Obama has proposed, according to the Miami Herald.
The governor said that she just hopes that a court ruling will be able to give direction to states that want to pursue immigration policy.