Conflict & Justice

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

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Supporters of Arizona's SB 1070 law and immigrant rights activists rally outside the Supreme Court building. (Photo: Talk Radio News Service/Flickr)

The US Supreme Court has backed checks on the immigration status of people stopped or arrested in Arizona, while striking down key parts of a tough law critics branded as racial profiling.

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President Barack Obama said he was pleased three challenges were upheld.

But Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said the "heart" of the law would remain.

KJZZ news director Peter O'Dowd speaks with Host Marco Werman about the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's illegal immigration law.