UPDATE: 12:30PM EST
President Obama is 'pleased' with high court immigration ruling, but 'concerned' about remaining provision saying-
"I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's immigration law"
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona's Immigration law today, stamping a defeat for President Barack Obama.
According to Reuters, the court ruled that some parts of the SB1070 law can go into effect, while other parts are reversed.
The Supreme Court has issued a 5-3 decision in favor of U.S. government, with Justice Kennedy saying that the government has significant power to regulate immigration, and while Arizona may have significant frustrations, they may not have policies that undermine federal law.
This is a win for the federal government and a loss for Arizona.
The court struck down 3 of 4 parts in AZ's controversial immigration law, but upholds measures allowing police to stop suspected illegals.
SB 1070 was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer in April 2010, but immediately challenged by the Obama administration. A lower court sided with the administration and agreed to prevent four of the most controversial provisions from going into effect.
Besides the "show me your papers" provision, another criminalizes unauthorized work, a third makes it a state crime to fail to carry immigration papers, and a fourth allows the warrantless arrests when an officer has probable cause to believe a person has committed an offense that would result in deportation.
Other measures of the law were struck down, including a provision that made it a crime for undocumented immigrants to be in Arizona or seek work in the state.
As for the much anticipated health care ruling, a decision won’t come today but will be decided on Thursday at 10am.
But they managed to rule on other notable cases, including corporate campaign spending and sending children to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of ever getting out.
The court reaffirmed its two-year-old decision relaxing limits on corporate campaign spending. The justices on Monday reversed a Montana court ruling upholding state restrictions.
By a 5-4 vote, the court's conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and guarantees corporate and labor union interests the right to spend freely to advocate for or against candidates for state and local offices.
The court also ruled in a 5-4 decision that it's unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole for murder.
The high court on Monday threw out Americans' ability to send children to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of ever getting out. The decision is in line with others the court has made, including ruling out the death penalty for juveniles and life without parole for young people whose crimes did not involve killing.
The decision came in the robbery and murder cases of Evan Miller and Kuntrell Jackson, who were 14 when they were convicted.
Miller was convicted of killing a man in Alabama. Jackson was convicted of being an accomplice in an Arkansas robbery that ended in murder.
It was a busy day for the highest court in the land as their decisions today have changed the course of American politics for years to come.
To read the ruling, click here.