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Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council
United States Supreme Court
133 S. Ct. 2247 (2013)
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) designed a federal voter-registration form (the federal form). The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) compelled states to “accept and use” the federal form. The federal form required a sworn attestation of citizenship from an applicant. In contrast, Arizona’s Proposition 200 demanded documentary evidence of citizenship for voter registration. The EAC refused to permit the incorporation of Proposition 200 into Arizona’s copies of the federal form. Thereafter, Arizona only accepted federal forms from applicants who satisfied Proposition 200. The EAC advanced that the federal form preempted Proposition 200 for purposes of federal voter registration in Arizona. Arizona contended that it reserved the right to require federal-form applicants to satisfy Proposition 200.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
Dissent (Alito, J.)
Dissent (Thomas, J.)
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