Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting has been decided in favor of Arizona’s requirement that employers check immigration status. 5-3, Kagan sitting out. Breyer & Ginsburg dissent together, Sotamayor dissents solo.
The Chief Justice’s opinion explains that the licensing provision falls squarely within a savings clause in federal immigration law and that the Arizona statute does not otherwise conflict with federal law.
Cries of racism in 3, 2, 1…. Also, expect the clause – which will be called a loophole in media coverage – to be altered or closed via new legislation…no, wait. By executive order. Because that’s how we do things now.