Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Proof-of-Citizenship Rule for Voting


The Supreme Court has delivered another rebuke to Arizona’s aggressive efforts to combat illegal immigration, ruling that the state violated federal law by adding a proof-of-citizenship requirement to a federal voter-registration form nearly a decade ago, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 7-2 ruling came a year after the justices struck down most of an Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants and weeks after a federal judge ruled that the sheriff in Phoenix was improperly using racial profiling against Latinos. The high court cases reinforce that when Washington holds constitutional authority–over immigration and the rules for federal elections, states may not override Congress’s judgment.

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