This is the first case to reach the Supreme Court that raises the constitutionality of the growing number of state and local anti-immigrant laws that have been enacted in recent years. The ACLU represents certain petitioners in the case.
Current status: On November 2, 2009 the Supreme Court asked the Obama Administration to state its views on the law.
Amici supporting the petitioners:
- National Employment Law Project, Service Employees International Union, and Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
- Asian American Justice Center, Asian American Institute, Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, La Raza Centro Legal, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, League of United Latin American Citizens, Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, National Council of La Raza, National Day Labor Organizing Network, and Southern Poverty Law Center
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Human Resource Initiative for a Legal Workforce, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chambers of Commerce of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, and West Virginia, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, State Chamber of Oklahoma, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Texas Association of Business, and Association of Washington Business.