The following item was sent in by a Committee member who found it online at the Tea Party Nation Forum.
On May 26th, the United States Supreme Court decided a case. There is nothing unusual about the Supreme's deciding a case. The vast majority of cases heard and decided by the Supreme Court do not make the news. This one did not make much in the way of news, but the end result could be incredible.On May 26th, the case of Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting was decided. The genesis of this case came from Arizona’s frustration over illegal immigration. Looking to do something about it, they came up with a very narrow idea. The 1986 Immigration Reform Act stripped the abilities of the states to enforce immigration law. But it did leave an opening. The act specifically forbids states from punishing employers civilly or criminally for hiring illegal aliens. It did leave the door open for the states to move in the area of “licensing.”