Skip to comments.Surpreme Court Strikes Down AZ Voter Law
Posted on 06/17/2013 7:30:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Sup Ct strikes down AZ law requiring proof of US citizenship for those seeking to vote in fed election. 7-2
(Excerpt) Read more at supremecourt.gov ...
Who wrote the majority opinion and how in the world did they justify it?
How do you strike down a law requiring proof of citizenship to vote?
Who votes against that??
Scalia. Color me surprised.
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Any good news today, anywhere?
SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS,
C. J., and GINSBURG, BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined, and
in which KENNEDY, J., joined in part. KENNEDY, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. THOMAS, J., and ALITO,
J., filed dissenting opinions.
I thought that how states conduct elections was one of those rights reserved by the state.
In the past, SCOTUS has re-affirmed this on multiple occasions.
In the opinion it says “how” states conduct elections is a right reserved by the state but not “who” can vote in the elections.
This is the case involving Arizonas requirement that would-be voters provide proof of citizenship before being able to register to vote. Arizonas proof of citizenship requirement is preempted by the federal law requiring that states use the federal voter registration form. Justice Kennedy concurs in part and in judgment. Justices Thomas and Alito both filed dissenting opinions.
The ruling class don’t need no stinkin’ justification!
So then explain how is it constitutional to require voter ID when legally purchasing a gun, which is also my God-given constitutional right?
Proof of that which is already a requirement is a “how”. not a who.
Something really smells here.
So basically anybody can vote in our elections now.
The Republic is finished.
Stinks to high heaven..
With the integrity of the nation's form of government on the line, these guys are debating the minutia. Alice in Wonderland.
Looks like a highly techincal decision without addressing the underlying issue. That said, an aggressive campaign to root out the perjury should fly but will fail on two fronts: the election will have already been stolen and good luck finding the fraudulent voters. It is all moot because those idiots in Congress are in process of declaring everybody citizens.
Bye Bye Miss American Pie ... (The last chapter has been written - going to be painful watching it playout)
Supreme Court has affirmed voter ID laws in a few states. Unfortunately, that does not necessarily prove citizenship in all states.
This is the next step in the fall of the U.S.A.
No controls, no requirements to vote, no checks to stop anyone from voting more than one time.
Our next vote will be for a life time “king”
If you can’t require proof of citizenship iun order to vote what can you require??? What’s to stop anyone in the world from voting wherever and whenever he chooses? I’m just about ready to build a cabin in the woods somewhere and tell the world to f off!
No other nation in the world commits suicide like this...
We have had a coup
has anyone analyzed this. I am not a bottom feeder so I do not know how many double negatives make a positive...
That vote may have already occurred...
No it doesn’t, please read the decision.
Every day, more signs that our current internal divisions will not end well.
I can only conclude that this once great country is done. Will the last American Patriot please turn out the light?
Can you imagine ANY other country.. in the entire damn world saying.. “we will let anyone vote”
Do you think I could go to China, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Iran.. and vote and them not know who I am??
Seems like the way to attack the problem would be to make the I.D. law for STATE elections instead. At that point you have the database available to weed out the fraudulent voters by matching it with a database of those registered to vote in federal elections.
NSA “monitoring” is providing blackmail material for the 0bama regime.
The Miami Heat lost...
That’s not what the decision said. All the court said that the State of AZ, in federal elections, cannot require more that is asked for on a federally mandated voter registration form. That’s all.
This was my first thought.
“Any good news today, anywhere?”
Yes, Kim Kardashian is loosing weight.... This is what matters to the sheeple
By this logic, there should be nothing requiring proof of citizenship in this country.
Yes, item (c) in the syllabus leaves the door open for Arizona to correct the shortcoming and still accomplish their aim. Like I said, a highly technical decision supporting the Rule of Law without undermining Arizona’s ultimate aim. This is not the total fail it appears to be at first blush.
Sovereignty is so 19th century.
“That vote may have already occurred...”
All we need to do is lose the House. Then it is all over, but the shouting!!!!
Rats in the house, forever!!!!
I was thinking in that direction too but right there on page 2 of the syllabus in item (c) is the opening for Arizona to adjust their process and get the form altered.
We are witnessing the Decline and Fall of this Republic. (”A republic, if you can keep it”)
People see the headline without reading the decision.
Just please, if you wish to attract the lightning, do it away from the rest of us.
Looks like Roberts isn’t the only one being blackmailed.
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