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Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

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12-71 9th Cir. Mar 18, 2013
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Jun 17, 2013 7-2 Scalia OT 2012
 
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Holding: As applied to applicants who use a uniform federal form that merely requires them to aver, under penalty of perjury, that they are U.S. citizens, Arizona’s requirement that would-be voters provide actual proof of U.S. citizenship is pre-empted by the National Voter Registration Act's mandate that states “accept and use” the federal form.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on June 17, 2013. Justice Kennedy filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Thomas and Justice Alito filed dissenting opinions.

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Holding: As applied to applicants who use a uniform federal form that merely requires them to aver, under penalty of perjury, that they are U.S. citizens, Arizona’s requirement that would-be voters provide actual proof of U.S. citizenship is pre-empted by the National Voter Registration Act's mandate that states “accept and use” the federal form.   JudgmentAffirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on June 17, 2013. Justice Kennedy filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Thomas and Justice Alito filed dissenting opinions.
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