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Indiana Attorney General Appreciates Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

6/26/2012


Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman)

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down most of Arizona's immigration law in a ruling that affects other states as well, like Indiana.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he's glad to have some guidance from the Supreme Court's ruling because they've gotten nothing from Congress. Zoeller says they are currently studying Indiana's statute on immigration to see how it compares with the Supreme Court's ruling. He adds that they will ask the Indiana General Assembly to make changes to the statute if any consistencies come up.

Ken Falk, Legal Director with the ACLU of Indiana, says they are very pleased with the Supreme Court's decision. He says while the Court didn't strike down every provision in Arizona's law, the Court did stress specifics in the provisions that remain including doing immigration checks during traffic stops. The Court says there has to be a legitimate reason for the stop as well as a legitimate reason for conducting an immigration check.

Zoeller says he appreciates now having some guidance from the Supreme Court on what the state's can do when it comes to immigration.

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