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    Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    The Supreme Court announced Monday it has struck down an Arizona law that required voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship before registering to vote. In Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, seven justices agreed that the Arizona law oversteps the state's authority by essentially invalidating the federal voter registration form. The form, established by a 1993 law, lets people register to vote by sending in a uniform document accepted by all states. Voters must swear they are citizens on the form.
    In a 2004 ballot initiative, Arizona voters decided they wanted to go beyond that federal requirement, by asking for proof of citizenship--such as a birth certificate, passport, or tribal ID card--at the point of voter registration.
    Critics of the Arizona law argued that it stripped some voters of their ability to vote, since some civil rights groups estimate that about 13 million citizens do not have documentary proof of their citizenship. The law's supporters said it would guard against any attempts by non-citizens to vote in federal elections. Three other states had similar laws and joined in on the case.
    In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme court has struck down a law that disenfranchised voters in Arizona. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion, and John Roberts was also a part of the majority decision.

    Well done, Supremes.

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme court has struck down a law that disenfranchised voters in Arizona. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion, and John Roberts was also a part of the majority decision.

    Well done, Supremes.

    Article is here.
    thanks for sharing this ... we seem to agree on this ...

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Yeah, why should voting be limited only to US citizens?
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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Next up, blanket amnesty, and the United States is changed forever. Republicans will never win another election.

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, why should voting be limited only to US citizens?
    Why should it be limited to humans?

    Hell why should we be limited to one vote?

    Rome here we come

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Well, AZ is toast. I can't even begin to imagine how many people will be bussed in to be handed a box lunch and a ballot.

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Huh. Who could have predicted this outcome? The Supreme Court is highly unpredictable in its decisions sometimes

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Eventually, the rightwing GOP will have to come to terms with the people in the mainstream if they intend to survive as a party. Gerrymandering, voter oppression, redrawing district lines, and any other "competitive edge," they have been counting on will not stand the tests of time, (or the Supreme Court either, it seems.)

    If the leftwing factions split much like the GOP factions have, that might be their saving grace but I hardly see that happening.

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Eventually, the rightwing GOP will have to come to terms with the people in the mainstream if they intend to survive as a party. Gerrymandering, voter oppression, redrawing district lines, and any other "competitive edge," they have been counting on will not stand the tests of time, (or the Supreme Court either, it seems.)
    I agree the GOP is where the dems were in the early 2000s, but this old sod about gerrymandering is getting lame. Gerrymandering is a legal tactic used by both parties. Charges of "voter oppression" are silly and baseless. I for one feel oppressed as a voter over the latest indignity heaped upon us by the SCOTUS. They just decided the vote of American citizens just doesn't matter, that instead we must protect the illegal's right to vote.

    But the pendulum-like nature of politics in America is still active. Today the dems ride ascendent, tomorrow they'll be in the dust moaning about how they might not survive. Rinse, repeat. Meanwhile, while you play cheerleader for one side or the other, the court shapes our county through absolute fiat. They are what the founders warned us they would be if they were allowed the power. In short, the SCOTUS have become our Ayatollahs, our ruling council - with lifetime appointments.

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    Re: Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter ID citizenship law

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, why should voting be limited only to US citizens?
    It is limited to US citizens. We're you under the impression this has changed?
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