Conflict & Justice

Obama administration sues Arizona

The Obama administration has filed suit in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's tough, controversial new immigration law. SB1070 requires state and local police to question and possibly arrest those who exhibit reasonable suspicion of being in the country illegally. The justice department says that this is a federal job, which should not be handled by lcal law enforcement.

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Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses how the Justice Department's highly anticipated move elicited swift reaction from all over the political spectrum. Some argue that if the feds were doing their job then this law would never have been necessary in the first place.