The U.S. Supreme Court has taken another swipe at an Arizona statute that addresses the State’s response to illegal immigration.  In Arizona v. Intertribal Council of Arizona, Inc., No. 12-71 (June 17, 2013), the Court invalidated part of Arizona’s voter registration law, which required applicants to submit documentary evidence of citizenship when registering to vote

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s release of its decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (June 26, 2013), DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano issued an updated statement confirming that “President Obama [had] directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly.”

In a departure from prior interpretations of H-1B sponsorship, a New York state court ruled an H-1B work visa application established an employment contract sufficient to support the employee’s breach of contract claim. Kausal v. Educational Products Information Exchange Institute, d/b/a EPIE Institute, 2013 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2491 (NY Apr. 17, 2013).

Nikhil Kausal

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its much anticipated decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration statute, Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”). In so doing, the Court affirmed, in a 5-3 decision, the Ninth Circuit of Appeals, agreeing that the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had established a likelihood of success

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the U.S. Department of Justice’s challenge to Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”). Last year, the DOJ filed a lawsuit challenging several of the Act’s provisions on federal preemption grounds, arguing the federal government has exclusive authority to address immigrations issues and