The U.S. Supreme Court has decided against hearing cases concerning ordinances that federal courts had annulled. Two municipalities had previously passed the laws in the apparent attempt to deal with what these localities felt were problems popping up due to immigration issues.
One of the localities enacted a regulation that would punish landlords for renting out homes to undocumented immigrants. It also required that tenants or renters provide identification allowing authorities to verify their immigration status. An ordinance from a second community would have inflicted penalties upon employers who knowingly hired undocumented immigrants.