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Supreme Court set to hear tribal challenge to Arizona voter law





The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, a voting rights case, next week.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona and the Hopi Tribe, along with other plaintiffs, challenged Proposition 200, which was approved by voters in 2004. The law requires proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

Tribes are worried about members who were born in the U.S. but lack documentation. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the provision in April 2012, ruling that it conflicts with federal law, which already asks about citizenship.

The state is now challenging that holding. Oral arguments take place on Monday, March 18.

Get the Story:
Native American Voter Rights in Arizona Brought Before High Court (IVN 3/12)

9th Circuit Decision:
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona v. Arizona (April 17, 2012)

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