Take Two for June 17, 2013

SCOTUS strikes down Arizona's voter ID law

AZ Voter Proof-Of-Citizenship Law Struck Down, As Supreme Court Rulings Continue

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People stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 17, 2013 in Washington DC. Today the high court ruled 7-2 to throw out Arizona's voter approved requirement which meant that prospective voters prove their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal "Motor Voter" law.

No Prop 8 decision yet today, court watchers, but the Supreme Court did decide a case next door in Arizona. The Supreme Court struck down the state's voter ID law in a 7-2 decision. The case is called Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, with a majority written by Justice Antonin Scalia. 

Here to tell us more is Richard Hasen, a professor specializing in election law at UC Irvine and the author of the forthcoming book "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown."
 


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