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High Court tosses citizenship provision in Ariz. voter law

10:58 AM, Jun 17, 2013   |    comments
The Justices of the US Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Monday tossed out a provision inn Arizona's voter registration law that required proof of citizenship.

The 7-2 majority said the state's voter-approved Proposition 200 interfered with federal law designed to make voter registration easier.

The state called it a "sensible precaution" to prevent voter fraud. Civil rights groups countered that it added an unconstitutional and burdensome layer of paperwork for tens of thousands of citizens.


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