Obama LOST !!!!!!!
I believe the decision is correct.
From live ScotusBlog:
Justice Scalia would uphold the Arizona statute in toto.
Justice Scalia began his dissent by saying that he would uphold all parts of the Arizona law.
Justice Scalia is not only dissenting from the bench, but he has produced a written copy of the bench statement for the press. It is 7 pages long.
Obama did sign an EO giving defacto amnesty to illegal aliens since he and his cronies were not able to pass the DREAM Act.
What are the States (not just the border States) supposed to do when they are being invaded by illegals and the Feds won’t do anything about them by EO?
It is up to the States to pick up the slack when the Feds don’t do they don’t enforce the law.
IMHO, it seems that Obama WON this case. The entire AZ law was essentially struck down while the one major provision that was upheld was NOT in fact upheld. It was sent back to the notorious Ninth Circuit Court for review, the Ninth Circuit court, mind you. Gee, I wonder how the 9th Circuit Court will rule on this section of AZ's statute.
In short, SCOTUS granted broad powers over immigration to the Federal government and SCOTUS declared that the states do NOT have any concurrent powers over immigration granted by the US Constitution. Through this decision, SCOTUS has said that the states may only enforce the provisions of immigration law that federal law says they can. The states cannot act on their own to enforce federal immigration law, if the federal government refuses to do so--even if the states are trying to save the lives of their citizens.
That's what the Obama Administration wanted, and that's what they got. AZ got a consolation prize, a temporary victory which can be easily and entirely erased once the 9th Circuit reviews it.