High Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law requiring people to present documentary proof of citizenship before voting, ruling that federal law preempted the statute.

In a 7-2 decision, the high court said that Arizona can’t ask voters for proof of citizenship beyond that required by the so-called federal form, which was drafted by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission pursuant to the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, and requires only a signed affirmation that the voter is a U.S. citizen.

Arizona’s law, which...
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