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IN A MUCH AWAITED OPINION, the U.S. Supreme Court this morning said that three of the four provisions of the Arizona immigration law aimed at curbing illegal immigration were preempted by federal law. The Court reviewed four provisions of the statute, holding that three are preempted by federal law. Section 2(B) – which requires the police to check the immigration status of arrested individuals before releasing them – is the only provision that potentially survived. The SCOTUS blog has a helpful breakdown of the Court’s opinion. And here’s a link to the full opinion.
ALSO PUBLISHED TODAY, the Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, holding, in a five-to-four vote, that “the Eighth Amendment forbids a sentencing scheme that mandates life in prison without possibility of parole for juvenile offenders.” The Court has previously shown leniency to juveniles, holding in Roper v. Simmons(2005), that juveniles cannot be sentenced to death, and in Graham v. Florida (2010), that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life without parole for non-homicide offenses. This case continues that trend.
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NEW TO SAN MIGUEL BENCH: Scott Erickson.
BUYER’S MARKET FOR LAW STUDENTS? This article says just that.
ASKING SUTHERS FOR SOME HELP: Weld County farmers.
END OF AN ERA: Caplis and Silverman end their radio show.
FIRE UPDATE: Governor’s raw video footage.
U.S.S. COLORADO NAMING IS TODAY: Gov. Hickenlooper will join Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to deliver remarks at a ship naming ceremony in honor of the USS Colorado.
U.S.S. COLORADO TRIVIA
* Sailed for New York City on maiden voyage in 1923.
* From 11 June to 22 July 1937, assisted in the search for the missing Amelia Earhart.
* Was overhauled at time of attack on Pearl Harbor.
* Hit by kamikazes, 1944, killing 19 of her men and wounding 72.
* Was sold for scrapping in July 1959.
TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Supreme Court.
COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.
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