June 17th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

Justices strike part of Ariz. voter law

The Supreme Court on Monday tossed out a provision in Arizona's voter registration law that required proof of citizenship.

The 7-2 majority said the state's voter-approved Proposition 200 interfered with federal law designed to make voter registration easier.

The state called the provision a "sensible precaution" to prevent voter fraud. Civil rights group countered that it added an unconstitutional and burdensome layer of paperwork for tens of thousands of citizens.


Filed under: Arizona • Courts
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    To me, it seems reasonable that a voter should be able to prove his citizenship.

    June 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cho_Chang

    Need an ID to buy liquor cigarettes. Why is requiring someone to prove who they are while voting so unreasonable? Seems to me that shoulda been a law in the first place

    June 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vikingwoman

    How do Americans "prove" we are Americans? It's not like we all have a "citizenship" card! Is that where this is going??

    June 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      "Shiela". What an original way to spell "Sheila".

      June 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ted

    No wonder America is going down the toilet. Not much enforcement by the laws and court.

    June 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ hamsta, you need to find you a different insurance company.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    That's nice delete my post and keep the troll's post. Does the troll work for CNN or something? What's wrong CNN? I'm not liberal or politically correct for you? What I said was 100% true if you care to step out of your office and watch what happens in the street in an average city or town in America today.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      I'll repeat this: you work at the docks. Docks, airports, trains depots have heightened security. Result of 9/11. No surprise.

      June 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      If you don't like the level of security at you job, quit. Your remarks about black people and their "sasquatch" babies was blatantly racist. Bringing up Rosa Parks doesn't excuse that. •Every •single security policy in place was put there by the previous administration. TSA was a "backwards" construct of a war mongering POTUS.

      June 17, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      Plus, illegal immigrants cannot vote. Democrat OR Republican. Cue "The More You Know" music.

      June 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Illegal immigrants DO vote, along with deceased people, felons and prisoners, that's why DEMOCRATS and LIBERALS keep fighting this voter ID requirement, they would lose a large portion of their voter base. Massive voter fraud has been confirmed in the campaign management department of Team Obama.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      It's always fun to watch white guilt.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Arizona is always passing controversial legislation. They wouldn't be Arizona otherwise! Not a big shock.

    June 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hamsta

    Ya I know, im very abrasive, political correctness and race baiters disgust me. Truth cares not about your feelings.

    June 18, 2013 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    In regards to one of your earlier posts @ hamsta, yes the trollio works for cnn.

    June 18, 2013 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Anonymous

    If you don't want to be considered racist, a you shouldn't write in a racist stereotypical manner and expect not to be called out on it, Hamsta. Saying things like "Shaniqua popping out her sasquatch kids" isn't benign.

    June 18, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Shiela

    Awe. Poor baby doesn't like harsh words. Come here you poor thing. I got some baby wipes for your little tooshy.

    June 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anonymous

    There's a difference between being blunt and being a racist bigot. Consult a actual human being for details.

    June 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Portland tony

    Ah, that explains a lot. 🙂 But seriously @Hamsta, I'm with you 60% of the time and feel your frustrations!

    June 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |