Justices strike down Arizona's voter law
June 17th, 2013
10:35 AM ET
9 years ago

Justices strike down Arizona's voter law

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court on Monday tossed out an Arizona provision in its voter registration law that required proof of citizenship.

The 7-2 majority said the state's voter-approved Proposition 200 interfered with federal law designed to make voter registration easier.

The state called it a "sensible precaution" to prevent voter fraud. Civil rights group countered it adds an unconstitutional and burdensome layer of paperwork for tens of thousands of citizens.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. steve

    You need an ID to borrow a library book, but not vote for the most powerful man in the world. Something is wrong here.

    June 17, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  2. tarura

    This is fantastic news, now Obama could get 100% of votes, and then some more too.

    Welcome to fantasyland of Obama's transformation of the USA !

    June 17, 2013 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. longfisch

    During the elections when voter registration laws were proposed, the majority felt this was a last minute move to keep poor people from voting because there was not enough time. The majority also said why not do this after the election if you are going to make a change so people will have enough time to register.

    Now that is exactly what happened and people are still trying to pretend that this will keep American citizens from voting. I guess the people who complained never wanted someone to prove they had the right to vote and used the timeline as an excuse.

    June 17, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
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