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The Freedom Post

WASHINGTON –  The Supreme Court ruled  Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are  U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make  signing up easier.The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that  prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a  registration form produced under the federal “Motor Voter” voter registration  law.Federal law “precludes Arizona from requiring a federal form applicant to  submit information beyond that required by the form itself,” Justice Antonia  Scalia wrote for the court’s majority.The court was considering the legality of Arizona’s requirement that  prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a  registration form produced under the federal “motor voter” registration law. The  9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the National Voter Registration Act  of 1993, which doesn’t require such documentation, trumps Arizona’s Proposition  200 passed…

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