Federal Court Overturns Arizona ID Law

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court has ruled against ruled against Proposition 200, a law that requires people to show proof of U.S. citizenship before registering to vote. The decision did, however, uphold the portion of the law that requires voters to show identification before entering the ballot box, CNN reports. According to CNN, Governor Jan Brewer and Secretary of State Ken Bennett of Arizona rebuked the court’s decision in a joint statement stating the decision “is an outrage and a slap in the face to all Arizonans who care about the integrity of their elections.” Arizona has undergone multiple legal battles concerning its immigration laws including SB 1070, which was passed in April and allows law enforcement officials in Arizona to request proof of legal immigration, residency, or citizenship of anyone they suspect might be an illegal immigrant.


CNN 10/27/10; Feminist Newswire 8/4/10

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