Today's Takeaway: Supreme Court Reviews Arizona Immigration Law

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Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and  Elena Kagan attend President Obama's State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012.
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Fresh off hearing oral arguments on President Obama’s health care overhaul, the Supreme Court will consider the legality of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. The law, passed in April 2010, sought to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the state by expanding the powers of state officials. Explaining the case is Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University. Defending the controversial law is Kris Kobach, the secretary of state of Kansas and the architect of Arizona's immigration law, along with immigration laws in Utah, Alabama, and several other states.