Friday, July 12, 2024

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Law, Proposition 200






This morning, the Supreme Court struck down Proposition 200, an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

Citizenship is a requirement to vote in any federal election. When voting, people are required to state that they are American citizens with the understanding that legal action can be taken against false oath. States are allowed to use their own forms, but cannot exceed what the federal form requires.

Justice Antonin Scalia referenced the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and stated that it “forbids states to demand an applicant submit additional information beyond that required by the federal form.”

A federal appeals court said that the Arizona law had gone too far in requiring proof of citizenship which fundamentally rejected the federal form.

NBC News