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Supreme Court rulings to have long-term effects on American society

SMU experts talk about decisions on health care and immigration

June 28, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court BuildingTwo recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court are expected to have far-reaching consequences for American society — and its politics — one on how the nation's health care needs are met and the other dealing with federal authority and immigration.

The Court turned conventional wisdom on its ear Thursday, June 28, with its decision to uphold the Obama administration’s sweeping health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Read what SMU experts are saying.

On Monday, June 25, the Court upheld on an 8-0 vote the most controversial section of Arizona's tough immigration law (S.B. 1070) — the provision that requires police to check the immigration status of people they stop.  But the Court struck down as intrusions on federal sovereignty the remaining three provisions. Read what SMU experts are saying.

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