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Supreme Court appears likely to uphold parts of Ariz. immigration law

Based on their comments during this morning's oral argument, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices appear to be prepared to uphold part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, which would allow some of the law currently blocked by lower courts to be enforced.

Even some of the court's liberals seemed to find no strong objection to the most controversial part of the law, which requires local police to check on the immigration status of anyone they detain or arrest.

The state appeared to have a tougher time with two other provisions of the law that are now blocked -- making it a state crime to have no federal immigration papers and making it a state crime for an illegal immigrant to look for work. Neither is a federal crime.