Supreme Court invalidate Arizona voter registration law

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona state law that requires people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship.

In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. >>>

Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were the two dissenters. >>>

The Arizona voter registration measure is one of many nationwide championed by Republicans and put in place at the state level. Democrats say the measures are intended to make it more difficult for certain voters who tend to vote Democratic to cast ballots.

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"Democrats say the measures are intended to make it more difficult for certain voters who tend to vote Democratic to cast ballots." - Well, we cant have that now can we?

But if we "make it more difficult for certain voters who tend to vote Republican to cast ballots" - well, thats just fine and dandy. We can start by throwing out the military votes. And we can target conservatives with the IRS. No problemo.

So I guess 9 lawyers in black robes are in a popularity contest now ...