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Supreme Court:
Arizona citizenship proof law illegal

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 6/17/2013 10:56:51 AM

Washington - The Supreme Court says states cannot 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. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, which doesn´t require such documentation, trumps Arizona´s Proposition 200 passed in 2004.

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Unbelievable. Our country´s downward spiral quickens. Amnesty granted next.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/17/2013 10:59:34 AM     (No. 9379918)

Yes, because we all know any system designed by the Feds is easier to use.

Here´s an idea: why not establish voting precincts in Tijuana and Mexico City? That way the ruling class can amass the votes of Mexicans without all the commute times.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 6/17/2013 11:00:27 AM     (No. 9379920)

Which two were in the minority?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/17/2013 11:03:47 AM     (No. 9379931)

Just show up and vote, as many times as you can.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pythagoras, 6/17/2013 11:04:13 AM     (No. 9379932)

Hmmmm. 1993. That was when the Democrats could pass anything they wanted without a single Republican vote right? Oh, and the Republicans had more than 40 senators but this was before filibusters were "normal". (They became "normal" in 2001.)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 6/17/2013 11:04:22 AM     (No. 9379933)

Dear Leader will be most pleased. Citizenship, shmitizenship.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 6/17/2013 11:07:36 AM     (No. 9379938)

National ID with Constitutional safeguards.

Despite all the arguments against it, and despite recent Bill of Rights abuses by the IRS and NSA, it is needed if our democratic republic is to survive. ID fraud undermines integrity of the vote. If the vote cannot be trusted, elections are just for "show". What Stalin said on the subject applies here: it´s who counts the votes.

Society and the government it enables requires verification that persons are who they say they are. Large groups "gaming" the system and a government that tolerates them corrupt the democratic process and constitute tyranny in and of themselves.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 6/17/2013 11:08:51 AM     (No. 9379942)

Pushing the nation closer and closer to collapse. Start planning now where you want to be when the USA comes to an end.

Remember how quickly USSR fell apart.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermoine, 6/17/2013 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9379948)

It´s official...we´re screwed!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tobias, 6/17/2013 11:14:15 AM     (No. 9379954)

Alito and Clarence Thomas voted against it. The last two honorable men left standing

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LovsGOP, 6/17/2013 11:16:17 AM     (No. 9379959)

This is the result of that disgusting Motor Voter law passed in 1993. This was one of the first things the Dems did when they had total control. Biggest disappointment was when GOP,got total control they did not fix this stupid and dangerous law!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/17/2013 11:18:05 AM     (No. 9379960)

Almost every day I read another discouraging word. What is the point in having the concept of citizenship if you´re not required to prove it when doing the one thing that citizenship is required for in this country.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: WAN2, 6/17/2013 11:18:46 AM     (No. 9379962)

Say "goodnight" Gracie. Now, back to Dancing with the Stars.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 6/17/2013 11:21:37 AM     (No. 9379965)

Once again leaving me wondering what horrible secrets the NSA gave 0bama on Roberts

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dolphin, 6/17/2013 11:25:01 AM     (No. 9379970)

Voter fraud is the law of the land. We no longer have a country.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 6/17/2013 11:25:34 AM     (No. 9379971)

I´m afraid the SCOTUS had any other option. Motor Voter is the problem. It trumps state law and that is the corner the SCOTUS was back into. We need to eliminate a really bad law (motor voter), not blame the court on this one.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lindamay, 6/17/2013 11:26:01 AM     (No. 9379972)

#13 nailed it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Mike43, 6/17/2013 11:27:31 AM     (No. 9379977)

Best comment on this, spotted in Yahoo comments:

"If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book,

but not to vote who runs the government — you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

Founded by geniuses, run by idiots. I believe that´s my new motto.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tearza, 6/17/2013 11:31:13 AM     (No. 9379980)

Pass a low giving them 10yrs min. for voting illegally.....

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/17/2013 11:31:51 AM     (No. 9379982)

#2, according to the article, Alito and Thomas dissented. Scalia wrote the majority opinion.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Agility, 6/17/2013 11:36:17 AM     (No. 9379990)

A honorable person would resign and reveal what happened. But we have very few honorable people in government.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dman, 6/17/2013 11:38:07 AM     (No. 9379992)

Apologies for posting again, but I want to inject another (even more cynical) perspective:

SCOTUS must uphold supremacy of federal law over states rights to preserve its position as sole ultimate arbiter of what is or is not Constitutional. Nevermind where that "position" came from (Marbury v Madison, not the Constitution) and nevermind what the Constitution says about state control of elections.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: hamrman, 6/17/2013 11:46:00 AM     (No. 9380003)

RIP USA...commited suicide from within!


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Reply 23 - Posted by: lancelink1, 6/17/2013 12:03:06 PM     (No. 9380037)

I get it - the law was "illegal" as in "illegal alien".

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Reply 24 - Posted by: OhMy, 6/17/2013 12:04:09 PM     (No. 9380039)

Good News - now there will be no need to pass the immigration reform law, the aliens can vote already so why give them legal status, more benefits, more pay as a unionized work force leading to the need for another 13 million to take the low paid unskilled work and keep the overtaxed corporations afloat. Sheer Genius/s

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/17/2013 12:04:29 PM     (No. 9380042)

Look back to when the federal "motor voter" law was passed and blame the all the wimpy Republicans who facilitated that liberal Democrat created law. Do you think the Democrats would have allowed that "easing of voter requirements" law to be passed if they ever thought it would benefit Republicans in winning future elections?

Now go on to the present, currently a liberal Democrat designed amnesty and path to citizenship law is being debated in the US Senate. There is no question that when fully implemented, that law will greatly expand the Democrat voter base by eventually converting the current 11 to 20 million illegal alien population, plus about 20 million additional aliens who that bill would allow to enter the USA, into new mostly socialist oriented Democrat voters in the years ahead. Yet there are a bunch of Republicans who are facilitating that bill. Do you think that the Democrats would be in favor of granting tens of millions of foreign born mostly poor and generally uneducated people US voting rights if they ever thought such an action would help Republicans win future elections?

Now you know why they have called the Republicans the stupid party for so long!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mutant geezer, 6/17/2013 12:04:52 PM     (No. 9380043)

I no longer have respect for the government nor the laws they seek to impose on me. I have stopped paying taxes and pay my employees cash. I´ve also amassed a collection of history and civics books which were written before the liberals took over the education system and am teaching my grandchildren the truth rather than the politically correct propaganda that now passes for education. The second civil war is coming... and it won´t be civil.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 6/17/2013 12:11:25 PM     (No. 9380054)

All the great nation kill themselves. The Republic of the U.S.A. has hung itself. A very ugly discovery for many. Nobody would listen to Thomas Jefferson and he was assuredly and absolutely correct. Revolution every twenty years just to clean the crap out of government.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Penney, 6/17/2013 12:18:40 PM     (No. 9380069)

Betrayed: Who really cares if ILLEGAL votes trump the votes of American citizens and thus ILLEGALLY decide this sovereign nation´s elections? ´What difference does it make,´ to this Congress, this President and this crop of Supremes?! mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 29 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 6/17/2013 12:28:32 PM     (No. 9380078)

Our Founding Fathers must have spun completely out of their graves. As little as ten years ago I never would have thought this was possible in our country. Mark Levin is right. We have no rule of law in this country. It is really, really depressing to read this. Here is more information:

http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-arizona-v-inter-tribal-council-of-arizona-inc/#more-165155

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JediJerry, 6/17/2013 12:51:18 PM     (No. 9380109)

Thanks to the 9th Circus KKKourt of Applepeals.
So much for states rights. And so it goes. Bye bye America, land of the free and home of the slaves.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Mickturn, 6/17/2013 1:45:44 PM     (No. 9380181)

So what. Do not let them vote without proof of citizenship.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/17/2013 3:29:18 PM     (No. 9380335)

Scalia says only Congress can change immigration law because that`s how it`s written in the Constitution. It will be interesting to see if the SC affirms gay marriage, since there is nothing in the Constitution regarding marriage.

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WASHINGTON—Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs with slogans such as "don´t tarnish the earth" in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will worsen global warming. Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.

Gay and lesbian troops
perform in drag on
American military base

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The Week, by Jordan Valinsky    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 3/4/2014 11:34:18 AM     Post Reply
Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base´s recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army´s LGBT community. Navy Lt. Marissa Greene told Stars and Stripes she only expected to sell 75 tickets for the variety show, but ended up selling more than


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