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Stockton, the river-port city south of Sacramento, has twice topped Fortune magazine's list of America's most miserable places to live. On Wednesday, it might become the nation's largest city to declare bankruptcy. We hear what that means for public safety and other services most cities take for granted. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Supreme Court has thrown out some of Arizona's tough immigration law, but not all. Has profiling by state and local police been legitimized? Could it be adopted by cities and counties in California?

Banner image: A TV camera is set up in front of the US Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC, as reporters await decisions on immigration and healthcare. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Producers:
Anna Scott
Lata Pandya
Katie Cooper

Making News Stockton Weighs Bankruptcy 10 MIN, 44 SEC

Stockton is an hour east of the San Francisco Bay Area, a city of almost 300,000 people and a port on the San Joaquin River. During the housing boom, the population increased, and that led to investments in public projects. But the housing collapse brought Stockton the second highest foreclosure rate in the country. If negotiations with creditors don't produce a settlement by tomorrow, it could become America's largest city to declare bankruptcy.

Guests:
Susan Eggman, Stockton City Council (@SusanEggman)
Adolph Egoroff, Country Boys Drive-In (@CtyBoysDrivein)

Main Topic Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling Leaves Legal Questions 10 MIN, 2 SEC

On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we hear about today's US Supreme Court decision on Arizona's tough immigration law. Thrown out were state laws against undocumented workers looking for work or holding jobs. Retained is a provision that police must ask anyone arrested for some other crime to "show their papers" if there is "probable cause" that they might be non-citizens.

Guests:
Jim Nintzel, Tucson Weekly (@Nintzel)
Hector Villagra, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (@HectorSoCalACLU)

Main Topic The US Supreme Court: Immigration and Politics 30 MIN, 44 SEC

The US Supreme Court won't release its ruling on Obamacare until Thursday. Today, the Court gave the Obama Administration a partial victory today by ruling that most of Arizona's tough immigration law violates the Constitution. But the controversial "show your papers" provision was left standing.  Does that give police a green light for racial profiling? Decisions also came down on money in politics and life without parole for juveniles.

Guests:
Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News (@GregStohr)
Karen Tumlin, National Immigration Law Center (@KarenTumlin)
Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies (@wwwCISorg)
Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions (@LatinoDecisions)
Fawn Johnson, National Journal (@fawnjohnson)
Daniel Gonzalez, Arizona Republic (@azdangonzalez)

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