Every week in cocktail chatter, we tell you what you need to know to sound like an expert at this weekend's play date, dinner party, or post office meeting.
This week's cheat sheet: the Arizona immigration law ruling.
What It Is: U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton put key parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law, also known as SB 1070, on hold in a Wednesday injunction ruling. She issued the ruling the day before the law went into effect.
What It Means for the Law:
Bolton's ruling blocked portions of the law that:
What Won't Change:
Crackdowns on illegal immigrants will continue.
What It Means for the Rest of the Country:
Five other states have introduced similar laws, which could likewise be subject to this federal judge's interpretation. That is if it stands; Arizona's fighting it tooth and nail.
Nine states have come together on a legal brief supporting Arizona in the case including Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia, plus the Northern Mariana Islands.
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