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J. Christian Adams

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June 17, 2013 - 9:34 am

The Supreme Court decision today means almost nothing.  The court ruled that Arizona could not require proof of citizenship when voters registered to vote using the federal form promulgated by the Election Assistance Commission.

Big deal. Arizona is still free to use the state form and require proof of citizenship.  They can hand out state forms and keep the federal forms in a dusty box in the back.

Arizona can also ask the Election Assistance Commission to change the federal form for Arizona to require proof of citizenship.

The case has nothing to do with voter ID, so anyone who says otherwise is wrong.  The real action comes in the next week when the Court decides Shelby v. Holder.  Today’s Arizona decision was next to meaningless.

J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His New York Times bestselling book is Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery).  His website is www.electionlawcenter.com. Follow him on Twitter @electionlawctr.

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So, just to be clear, they just ruled that the State can't make changes to a Federal form but they can use a form they printed up instead? Makes sense to me.
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wrong. the immediate effect may be as you say. the atmosphere that allowed this ruling to happen is scary as hell and will mean a great deal. this is the court that brought us obamacare, kelo and now no proof of citizenship required. it may mean little to lawyers, but the constitution was written for all of us.
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Thanks again J. Christian Adams. You deliver real news the way it is supposed to be delivered! Will Governor Jan Brewer follow your advice? Perhaps we all need to wait for the Shelby v. Holder decision next week.
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