Monday, July 2, 2012
Immigrants did not do half bad in the Supreme Court's 2011 Term. As previously reported, immigrants won 2 of the Court's first four decisions, and largely prevailed in Arizona v. United States. The Court generally took relatively conventional approaches to the cases, with basic principles of statutory interpretation and agency deference holding sway. And, of course, the Court (but not Justice Scalia) in Arizona v. United States followed basic federal preemption analysis.