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No SB 1070 decision yet from Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court did not release an decision on Arizona's SB 1070 on Thursday, as another batch of opinions were released. The legal fate of two of the year's most controversial cases—Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law and the Affordable Health Care Act—remain unknown.

The high court is slated to announce decisions in more cases Monday, and another day next week.

The court heard oral arguments on SB 1070 in April and is expected to issue a ruling by the end of June.

While the decision is still unknown, justices were skeptical of several of the U.S. Justice Department's arguments for continuing to block the law, enforcement of which was stayed by a federal judge in 2010.

There is a possibility of a split decision: Justice Elena Kagen recused herself from the case because she worked on it as U.S. Solicitor General. Although unlikely, a 4-4 tie among the justices would uphold the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to continue a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of many of the law's provisions.

Also pending from the court is a decision on the national health care reform law.

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