Supreme Court to Rule on Ariz. Voter Registration Law

Law requires would-be voters to prove their citizenship

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2012 10:23 AM CDT

(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 Lower court rulings rejected the law, saying that it was superseded by federal law, which requires voters to swear on the penalty of perjury that they are US citizens, but requires no proof, the AP explains.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.

People register to vote at a campaign office for President Barack Obama in this file photo.
People register to vote at a campaign office for President Barack Obama in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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