June 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it would not hear a challenge to an appeals court ruling striking down Arizona's Proposition 100, which denied bail to people accused of being undocumented immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union had successfully challenged the law as unconstitutional.

Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, said:

"Today's order from the Supreme Court lets our victory over Proposition 100 stand. Arizona officials who tried to strip people of a bail hearing and the presumption of innocence have reached the end of the road. Laws that are driven by fear-mongering rather than facts are bad policy and violate everyone's civil liberties." 

The order is at: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/lopez-valenzuela-v-maricopa-county-supreme-court-denial-cert-petition

More information about this case, Lopez-Valenzuela v. Maricopa County, is at: https://www.aclu.org/cases/immigrants-rights/lopez-valenzuela-et-al-v-maricopa-county-et-al

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