Friday, August 17, 2012

So ... Is Arizona Ceding to Federal Authority, or Not?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

From the Associated Press:

A federal judge has barred Arizona from rejecting federal voter-registration forms on the grounds that the applicants haven't provided proof of citizenship as required by a voter-approved state law.

Wednesday's decision by U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver is a response to an April ruling by an appeals court.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that a federal law trumps Arizona's requirement that people to prove their citizenship in order to vote.

That federal law allows voters to fill out a mail-in voter registration card and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but it doesn't require them to show proof as Arizona's 2004 law does.

Silver ruled that Arizona has to make the federal form available in places where the state registration form is available.

Honestly, at this point, I just want the state's government to decide whether it wants to abide by federal law (medical marijuana) or continue to fight the power (immigration policy), and stick with that stance across the board.

C'mon Jan: If you have the sand to make THIS your Facebook profile picture, surely you have the sand to take a solid damn stance.

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