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Lozano v. City Of Hazleton Update: IRLI Brief Explaining the Impact of Chamber Of Commerce v. Whiting Filed in Third Circuit
On September 27, 2011 the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania filed its brief explaining how the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting has invalidated the Third Circuit’s prior holding in Lozano v. City of Hazleton. In May 2011, the Supreme Court vacated the Third Circuit’s holding and ordered the appeals court to reconsider its decision in light of Whiting. Click on the attachment below to read the letter brief.
On September 12, 2011, IRLI, partnering with the American Center for Law and Justice, filed a brief on behalf of four United States Senators and 55 United States Congressmen urging the United States Supreme Court to hear the case of United States v. Arizona. Click on the attachment below to read the brief.
IRLI previously joined with ACLJ in filing briefs on behalf of members of Congress supporting Arizona in both the Ninth Circuit and in the Arizona District Court.
In one respect, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion so narrow it squeaked when it upheld an Arizona state law that can harshly punish employers who hire illegal immigrants. But in another aspect, the decision hinged on a single concept - the idea of license, which opened a gateway for other state and local governments to plunge into immigration regulation. Read the full story by John Gibeaut.
The legislative war on undocumented immigrants is likely to move soon from deeply conservative South and Southwest to traditional swing states, said the attorney who helped write the restrictive Arizona and Alabama immigration laws. Read the full story by Reid J. Epstein.