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Supreme Court limits state action on immigration

Monday, June 25, 2012 | 4:55 p.m. CDT; updated 5:08 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 25, 2012

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court threw out major parts of Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday in a ruling sure to reverberate through the November elections. The justices unanimously approved the law's most-discussed provision — requiring police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons — but limited the consequences.

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