The New York Times reported on the Supreme Courts ruling on SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law. The Court struck down three of the four measures of the statute, but kept the ‘show-me-your-papers’ mandate, saying that officers can ask citizens who they expect to be illegal aliens to produce their immigration papers. Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, is ready to fight this mandate because of fears that it will lead to racial profiling.

“The Supreme Court kicked the can down the road, opening the floodgates to racial profiling and years of litigation,” Mr. Romero said. “The constitutional sequel will be much more controversial, messy and costly.”

Read the whole thing.