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Apr 23

Arizona Immigration: Showdown in the Supreme Court

On Wednesday, April 25, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Arizona v. United States, a case involving Arizona’s attempt to help the federal government stem the tide of illegal immigration and the Obama Administration’s controversial lawsuit against the State of Arizona. The Justices will decide whether federal immigration law – or, rather, the federal government’s lack of enforcement – precludes Arizona’s efforts at cooperative law enforcement through the passage of SB 1070.

Discussing the lawsuit, the problems the State was trying to combat, and the possible response of the Justices will be H. Christopher Bartolomucci, a member of the legal team representing Arizona before the Supreme Court; Kirk Adams, former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives when SB 1070 was passed; Richard Samp of the Washington Legal Foundation, which filed an amicus brief on behalf of Representative Lamar Smith and other members of the U.S. House of Representatives; and Hans von Spakovsky, former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Justice Department.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Kirk Adams
Former Speaker of the House, Arizona House of Representatives

H. Christopher Bartolomucci
Bancroft PLLC, Counsel for Arizona

Richard Samp
Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation

Hans von Spakovsky
Senior Legal Fellow, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

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Charles Charles "Cully" Stimson

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