Arizona employer sanctions law once again before the US Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on Arizona's employer sanctions law.

The law allows prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Gov. Jan Brewer will be among those in attendance inside the huge, white marble court house on Capitol Hill listening to arguments on the 2007 law.

Lower courts have upheld the employer sanctions law that former Gov. Janet Napolitano signed after it was enacted by the Legislature.

Eleven U.S. and Arizona companies challenged the law.

They claim sanctions for employing illegal immigrants should be federal law and that the Arizona law puts an unfair burden on Arizona employers.

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