Put another notch in the belts of the progressives out to destroy the republic. The Supreme Court struck down Arizona’s voter law requiring proof of citizenship. Unfortunately, only Justices Thomas and Alito dissented, so the rest of the so-called conservatives on the bench voted with the majority.
The justices, voting 7-2, said Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship law runs afoul of a federal statute that sets out registration requirements. The ruling limits the role played by the states in national elections and raises questions about similar laws in three other states — Alabama, Kansas and Georgia.
A U.S. appeals court had invalidated the Arizona law, pointing to a 1993 federal law that says states must “accept and use” a standard registration form developed at the national level. That so-called federal form instructs prospective voters to swear that they are citizens, under penalty of perjury.
Writing for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said the federal government has broad authority to displace state election rules. He pointed to the U.S. Constitution’s elections clause, which says Congress may override states in establishing the “times, places and manner of holding elections.” (Read More)
As if someone breaking immigration and voter laws is going to be concerned about swearing under the penalty of perjury.
Update: I’ve been taken to task by a few people on Twitter who say this is more a procedural ruling:
@lonelycon NO!!more procedure then LAW,they Need 2 do it different. they can ask 4 inclusion on fed form(requirement) if feds deny can sue!!
— KRB (@KennyBagnall) June 17, 2013