The Invisible Elephant in the Room of the U. S. Supreme Court when discussing SB 1070 is "racial profiling and discrimination". Nobody sees it but it is present.
"Racial and ethnic profiling is exactly what lies at the heart of the debate around SB 1070, a law that targets Arizona’s Latino population for continual stops, interrogations, and status checks".
"Federal law has primacy not only on immigration statutes but also on questions of preventing discrimination".
The New Republic
Arizona’s Imigration Law is a Violation of Civil Rights. Why Didn’t Anyone Mention That at the Supreme Court?May 14, 2012
By Lucas Guttentag
Lucas Guttentag teaches at Yale Law School, where he is the Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow in Residence, and at Stanford Law School. He is the former founding national director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.
Arizona’s Immigration Law is a Violation of Civil Rights. Why Didn’t Anyone Mention That at the Supreme Court