Supreme Court to Rule on Ariz. Voter Registration Law
Law requires would-be voters to prove their citizenship
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2012 10:23 AM CDT
People register to vote at a campaign office for President Barack Obama in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – The Supreme Court today agreed to consider reinstating a controversial Arizona law requiring people to prove they are US citizens before registering to vote. Lower court rulings rejected the law, saying that it was superseded by federal law, which requires voters to swear on the penalty of perjury that they are US citizens, but requires no proof, the AP explains. The court said today it would review those rulings.

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DavisWi
Oct 15, 2012 11:40 PM CDT
Before the fall of the Berlin Wall free Americans made fun of Stazi type societies behind the Iron Curtain for demanding ID and "your papers please." Without that comparison anymore of what this "ID MANIA" turns into ultimately, people here EMBRACE their ultimate enslavement. How crazy to embrace your own enslavement simply to exclude someone else? Oh....of course...you trust government with ID mania. The same people who brought you fake WMD and FAKE "war on a pronoun" [aka terror]] under Bushy, fudged employment and inflation numbers under Slick Willy, groping TSA goons, and lately O'Bummer. Really folks...get a CLUE...the supreme court ruled at one time "too many insane people is enough", and ruled against free americans of Japanese history--stuck them in camps. Those court jester imposters along with Congressslime and various Presidents acting as Kings have been a very small minority holding the rest of us hostage just after the Ink was dry on the finest freedom document--the Declaration of Independence.
Halfhitch
Oct 15, 2012 2:20 PM CDT
Does this law apply to everyone, or just to people with hispanic surnames?
reallybig
Oct 15, 2012 12:27 PM CDT
Isn't it funny.... Americans need a photo ID for almost everything, including passports to enter other countries.... but ONLY "nit wit" Democrats object to voters having to posses a photo ID, to vote...... The argument that a law requiring a voter to have a photo ID, violates that persons rights is ludicrous, and without merit.... (how ludicrous is their argument)...... in that case a requirement to provide any photo ID at anytime, to anybody, even Homeland Security, as a means of identification, also violates someones rights...... This "nit wit" Democrat voter ID protest is a perfect example on how moronically stupid the Democrats have become...... The Democrats want the dead and illegals to vote forever...... as long as they vote Democrat...... WHY have a requirement for a photo ID to buy a gun, or explosives, or show Homeland Security, or buying alcohol..... Lets just ban ALL photo ID requirements?