Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

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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