Law professor quoted in 'Dallas Morning News'


June 6, 2011

Professor and dean emeritus Paul">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=23">Paul Bender of the College of Law was quoted recently in an article titled, “High court sustains Ariz. employer sanctions law,” in the Dallas Morning News.

The May 26 article discussed the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding Arizona’s employer sanctions law, which punishes employers for hiring undocumented immigrants. Download Full Image

In the article, Bender said Chief Justice John Roberts went out of his way to say the employer sanctions law was being enforced in conjunction with the federal government because its provisions mimic federal law.

That’s not the case with SB1070, Bender said. With that Arizona law, police decide who to detain, and illegal immigrants can be prosecuted in state court.

“If they really mean that this is OK but only because there are safeguards here to make sure the states don’t go crazy and start doing things contrary to federal policy, that would bode ill for 1070,” Bender said in the article. “Because 1070 does not have these safeguards and there’s a real danger.”

Read the article here.

Bender">http://hosted2.ap.org/txdam/54828a5e8d9d48b7ba8b94ba38a9ef22/Article_201... teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is coauthor of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. He 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">mailto:Jane.Magruder@asu.edu">Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Cruz interviewed by 'Daily Journal'


June 6, 2011

An article, “Arizona Immigration Law Passes Muster,” in the May 25 edition of the Daily Journal included an interview with clinical professor Evelyn">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=45422">E... Cruz, director of the College of Law’s Immigration Law & Policy Clinic.

Reporter Robert Iafolla wrote about a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law that punishes businesses for employing undocumented immigrants. The high court found that federal does not pre-empt the state’s employer sanctions law. Download Full Image

“What the court said was that Arizona can create its own workplace law,” Cruz said. “It didn’t say employers have carte blanche in their hiring practices.”

To read the full article, click here.

Cruz">http://www.law.asu.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=iKyVTs_C1Zs%3d&tabi... teaches Immigration Law and Comprehensive Law Practice, and she directs a clinic at the College that represents unaccompanied minors in immigration removal proceedings. She received the 2007 President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness at ASU. Cruz writes articles about immigration law, clinical education and therapeutic jurisprudence, and has co-authored several immigration law manuals used by immigration practitioners and pro-se detainees at Immigration Detention Centers throughout the country. She also comments at Immigration">http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/">Immigration Prof Blog.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder">mailto:Jane.Magruder@asu.edu">Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law