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.
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.