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Justices: Arizona voter rules go too far

Court ruled that Congress has the final say on laws affecting federal elections

8:46 PM, Jun. 17, 2013
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The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Arizona cannot add to federal voter registration requirements by demanding proof of citizenship.

The ruling, which could impact other states as well, is a victory for liberals and a defeat for conservatives.

In a 7-2 decision written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the court said Arizona's proof of citizenship requirement - passed by voters in 2004 - went too far beyond the 1993 federal "motor voter" law that was meant to simplify voter registration procedures. ...

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