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9th Circus Court throws out Arizona's citizenship requirement to vote

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    The 9th Circus Court threw out Arizona's six-year-old requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.

    Strangely, they brought in Sandra Day O'Connor to sit on a three-judge panel to decide the issue. The panel then decided 2-1 to throw out the citizenship requirement.

    We're starting to see a full-court press from the liberals to turn things their way as the critical election of 2010 looms.

    The 9th Circus Court of Appeals, located in San Francisco, is the most-overturned appeals court in the nation. But it's unlikely that this ruling can be overturned before the election has taken place.

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    http://azstarnet.com/news/blogs/pueblo-politics/article_3bbf4f4e-e12c-11df-b57f-001cc4c002e0.html

    Court overturns Arizona's proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration

    Rhonda Bodfield, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
    Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 11:07 am

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.

    The split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship — passed by voters in 2004 — is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.

    Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, temporarily sitting by designation, and Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta, with chief judge Alex Kozinski dissenting, said Prop. 200 creates an additional hurdle, while the national act is intended to reduce “state-imposed obstacles” to registration.

    The majority noted that Congress was well aware of the problem of voter fraud when it passed the voter act, and built in sufficient protections, including applying perjury penalties to applicants who lie about their eligibilty.

    The court determined Arizona’s polling place photo identification requirement, however, is a minimal burden and does not violate the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    of course the idea that maybe they followed what the law said, would be to much right?>
     
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