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Supreme Court backs Ariz. worker law

Ruling opens door for states, Congress to mandate verification

By Michael Doyle
Knoxville News-Sentinel

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Arizona law that severely penalizes businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

In a ruling that's likely to embolden Congress and other states, the court declared that Arizona's law fits comfortably within the state's powers.

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