CourtSide: July 2010 Archives
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July 2010 Archives

A federal judge in Arizona blocked the most controversial portion of Arizona's new immigration law from going into effect until after the conclusion of a lawsuit by the federal government challenging the law, S.B. 1070. The judge ruled that the United States was likely to win its lawsuit concerning the portion of the law that requires police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they reasonable suspect of being in the country illegally. The judge declined to block other sections of the law, however, after determining that the United States was not likely to win its lawsuit in regards to those portions of the law.

Department of Justice Arizona Immigration Lawsuit

Lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice challenging Arizona immigration law S.B. 1070 as conflicting with and trumped by federal immigration law.

Opinion in Massachusetts' Defense of Marriage Act Lawsuit

A federal district court judge in Massachusetts has ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) infringes on the rights reserved to the states under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Judge Rules Part of Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

A federal district court judge in Massachusetts has ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which limits the definition of marriage to heterosexual unions for purposes of federal law, violated the equal protection rights of homosexual married couples by denying them access to marriage-based federal benefits.