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The Supreme Court today struck down an effort by Arizona to prevent non citizens from illegally voting.
The case centers around a federal law which allows folks to mail in voter registration cards it forces would be voters to swear -- US citizens.
But it doesn't actually require them to show any proof.
Arizona passed its -- law requiring proof but in -- seven to two decision the Supreme Court ruled Arizona's law is unconstitutional.
Is live outside the supreme -- a shadow what is the opinion -- Bottom line is this -- when the -- have set up a very simple streamlined procedure the state of Arizona cannot add to that this is something the voters passed back in 2007.
But today the -- -- Arizona had overstepped its authority in writing for the majority this is what justice incidentally -- had to say.
Quote the -- reading of the statute is that a state imposed requirement of evidence of citizenship not required by the federal form.
Is inconsistent with the federal laws mandate that states except and use the federal form.
So for now -- it's no good.
And Shannon Arizona is one of five states with these sorts of voting requirements.
The -- Kansas Tennessee Alabama and Georgia.
Lawmakers in twelve other states are considering similar legislation so clearly this decision has wider implications.
It doesn't all of that is going to be on hold.
For now because of the end of this opinion Justice Scalia also added saying here is that he can't use the additional requirements but you can petition.
The national board the elections.
At activities commission and what you have to do there -- asked them for permission to use these additional documents if they say no.
Then you take this whole thing back to court like talk to Arizona's attorney general Tom -- he said he thinks that was a clue and he's predicting victory here's what he told me.
The court is set forth the pathway to victory.
And my expectations that we will pursue it and that we will ultimately be victorious.
Sell this is not over and also on Capitol Hill tonight Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz.
Has offered an amendment to the immigration measure that's currently pending in the senate what he would do is modify and then the federal statute so bad.
State the wanna have this extra requirement that you -- with proof of citizenship when you register to vote -- federal election would be able to do that we'll see if it survives on the hill John Shannon.
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