FULL TRANSCRIPT of US Supreme Court April 25 Arguments: ARIZONA v UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2012
8:37 PM

The opinions are flowing in about today's Supreme Court arguments in ARIZONA v UNITED STATES, which focuses on the constitutionality of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law. In addition, the official SCOTUS blog offers an analysis of the proceedings.

The full official transcript can be found and downloaded here from the official site of the Supreme Court. Audio will be released on Friday.

In addition, the SCOTUS blog provided an official afternoon roundup of the proceedings and the coverage surrounding the case (Kali Borkoski, Arizona v. United States SCOTUSblog Apr. 25, 2012, 4:29 PM):

This morning the Court heard oral argument in Arizona v. United States, which ran for an additional twenty minutes beyond the scheduled hour.   According to Tom’s first report, most of the argument was focused on Section 2(b) of S.B. 1070, which requires law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of anyone stopped or arrested when they have “reasonable suspicion” that that person is in the U.S. illegally.  In the news coverage of the argument, there was a general agreement that the Court seemed likely to uphold Section 2(B), although it was less clear how the Court might rule on the other provisions at issue.  Reporting and analysis on the argument are available from Lyle Denniston at this blog, Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times,  the Washington Post, the Associated Press (via the Seattle Times),ReutersMcClatchy,  CNNMSNBCFox News,  Huffington PostPolitico,  DC Dicta, and the Wall Street Journal (subscription required).  PolicyMic is hosting a debate on the constitutionality of S.B. 1070 featuring several guest contributors.

The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire blog and PolicyMic both hosted live blogs of the day’s events (with a “tape delay” for coverage of the argument itself).

Coverage of the scene outside the Court morning is available from USA Today (including a photo gallery) and the Los Angeles Times.

The ACLU has posted an infographic on what’s at stake in the case for states with “copycat” laws similar to Arizona’s (h/t @Dailywrit). Education Week’s School Law blog considers the potential implications of the decision for education in Arizona and Alabama.