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Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter-ID Law

lastman Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 7:22 PM
Only proven citizens should vote. And only those that are knowledgeable enough and have earned the right by working in a non government job or military, paying taxes, owning real property, and not being a felon or on the 'dole'.

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...