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Rockntractor
10-26-2010, 08:05 PM
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.
The split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship — passed by voters in 2004 — is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.
Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, temporarily sitting by designation, and Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta, with chief judge Alex Kozinski dissenting, said Prop. 200 creates an additional hurdle, while the national act is intended to reduce “state-imposed obstacles” to registration.
The majority noted that Congress was well aware of the problem of voter fraud when it passed the voter act, and built in sufficient protections, including applying perjury penalties to applicants who lie about their eligibilty.
The court determined Arizona’s polling place photo identification requirement, however, is a minimal burden and does not violate the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment.
MO>http://azstarnet.com/news/blogs/pueblo-politics/article_3bbf4f4e-e12c-11df-b57f-001cc4c002e0.html

This pisses me off, they pulled Sandra Day O’Connor out of moth balls to sit on the bench for this.
Something smells rotten here!

AmPat
10-26-2010, 08:11 PM
How is this in America's favor? How can this even be a polarizing issue. No American should be able to find issue with proving your right to vote. What's wrong with this?

Rockntractor
10-26-2010, 10:03 PM
How is this in America's favor? How can this even be a polarizing issue. No American should be able to find issue with proving your right to vote. What's wrong with this?

Sandra Day O’Connor is retired, how can they pull her out of retirement and put her on a bench she was not appointed to, to make this decision?

jediab
10-27-2010, 09:57 AM
Sandra Day O’Connor is retired, how can they pull her out of retirement and put her on a bench she was not appointed to, to make this decision?

Libtards can do anything they want it seems. Even if it's illegal.

AmPat
10-27-2010, 12:39 PM
Sandra Day O’Connor is retired, how can they pull her out of retirement and put her on a bench she was not appointed to, to make this decision?
The retirement is immaterial as she is still a judge (albeit a bad one) and is qualified. The part that inferiorates me is the lack of judicial sense. This is simply blatant, partisan, libertardianism at the state's expense.

Gingersnap
10-27-2010, 05:40 PM
The National Voter Registration Act needs to be revisited. The number of home-born, rural, eligible voters in this country without adequate documentation of citizenship is negligible at this time. Those protections were enacted to ostensibly protect that population. That population is dead or rapidly dying off and the law needs to address current concerns.

Big Guy
10-27-2010, 07:01 PM
What would happen if Arizona told the Supreme Court to shove it? Do you think Obama would put troops in Arizona?:rolleyes:

Gingersnap
10-27-2010, 08:44 PM
What would happen if Arizona told the Supreme Court to shove it? Do you think Obama would put troops in Arizona?:rolleyes:

Doubtful. He might fly some drones over downtown Phoenix, however.