Six years of litigation over an Arizona immigration law ended with the parties settling the outstanding issues in the case (Valle del Sol v. Whiting, D. Ariz., No. 2:10-cv-01061, joint motion filed 9/15/16).
Spurring multiple lawsuits, the state’s enforcement-style immigration law (S.B. 1070) became the epicenter of the debate over whether the states could regulate unauthorized immigration in the wake of congressional inaction.
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a chunk of the state law, including provisions making it a crime for undocumented immigrants to work in the state.