Bender quoted about state immigration laws' constitutionality
Paul Bender, professor of law and dean emeritus at the College of Law, was quoted in a May 13 Associated Press article titled, “State immigration laws may never be constitutional,” by reporter Josh Loftin.
The article discussed proposed state immigration laws, including Arizona’s SB 1070. Bender argued that because it is the federal government, not states, that enforce immigration, it is likely that any state immigration laws will end up in court.
“The main reason the Arizona statute is bad is because it’s the state taking over immigration law,” Bender said. “The Utah law is unconstitutional for the same reason.”
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Bender teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.
Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law