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Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter-ID Law

Anne440 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 5:11 PM
If people don't have to prove they are citizens, how can the federal govt say if we are citizens we have to prove we have health insurance? They won't know who is a citizen!

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ken Klukowski, Legal columnist at

Arizona might be going to the U.S. Supreme Court yet again. A federal appeals court upheld part of the Grand Canyon State’s voter-ID law, but struck down another part of Arizona’s law as inconsistent with a 1993 federal law. This might become the third citizen/voting Arizona law to go to the Supreme Court in just three years.

Arizona allows for citizens to adopt ballot propositions with the force of law, which trump state statutes but fall short of amending the Arizona Constitution. Arizona’s voters adopted Proposition 200...