Justices strike down citizenship provision in Arizona voter law
POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 8:57am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:11pm
WASHINGTON (CNN) — 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 it 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.
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