The ACLU hopes so; I hope so. Governor Jan Brewer signed the hideous law in April of 2010.
Almost a month ago, the SCOTUS reviewed Arizona vs. United States, the lawsuit challenge brought by the Obama DoJ for Arizona’s usurping the federal government’s authority to regulate immigration laws and enforcement, not because they found the law particularly racially suspect. The sole provision they left standing was Section 2(B), or what’s being called ‘the show us your papers’ section. A majority of the Justices had concluded that federal law supersedes state laws in matters of immigration, and struck down the other provisions. But they seemed to believe that the Obama DoJ that had brought the case failed to make a case for the section being unconstitutional. 2(B) mandates that Arizona law enforcement officers check the immigration status of every person they stop, detain, or arrest over the course of a day if there is ‘reasonable suspicion’ they are in the US illegally.
The ruling was expected to be a Very Big Deal, as other states have passed, or are considering, enacting similar laws, which many civil and immigrant rights group call ‘draconian’ and ‘constitutionally suspect’, or outright ‘unconstitutional.