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In-State Tuition for All CA HS Grads: Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge to Law

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Justices of the Supreme Court refused to take a look at a California Supreme Court ruling that maintained the state law that grants reduced tuition at state schools to all California high school grads, regardless of immigration status. The Associated Press reports that the court opted not to comment on their decision.Challengers of the law, who are attorneys for a conservative immigration-law group, insist that the current in-state tuition policy "conflicts with federal immigration law that prohibits post-secondary education aid to illegal immigrants."

Following yesterday's decision, the L.A. Times noted:

The court's action turning down the appeal is not an official ruling, but it leaves in place laws in 11 other states that permit illegal immigrants to obtain in-state tuition. They are Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.