This wasn't part of the illegal immigration enforcement bills from a few years back but rather a voter imitative law put in place in 2004. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are.....
On Monday, the Supreme Court weighed in on several hot-button issues while following its custom of leaving its biggest decisions this year, including on affirmative action and gay marriage, for later.
By Scottie Thomaston The Supreme Court released five opinions this morning, but they did not release the decisions in the marriage cases, United States v. Windsor, and Hollingsworth v. Perry. There are at least two more schedule dates for the release of opinions: this Thursday, June 20, and next Monday, June 24. In addition, the [...]
The Supreme Court today struck down an Arizona law requiring people to show proof that they're US citizens in order to register to vote. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the law, which was approved by voters as a ballot proposition, conflicted with a 1993 federal law designed...
Arizona’s Proposition 200 – which required those registering to vote to show proof of citizenship – has been tossed out by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruling 7-2 that the provision hampered a federal law designed to make it easier to register to vote. Proponents had argued that the proposition prevented voter fraud. Read [...]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona state law that requires people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship.
The U.S. Supreme Court did not issue rulings in either of two cases dealing with same-sex marriage today. The Court will issue its next batch of rulings on Thursday. read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
The Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the administration's disparate-impact theory after a similar case was scuttled last year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a New Jersey township's plan to redevelop lower income housing violated the Fair Housing Act because it would reduce affordability for minorities.
(Jonathan H. Adler) The Supreme Court issued five decisions today — Salinas v. Texas, FTC v. Actavis, Inc., Alleyne v. United States, Maracich v. Spears, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council — but we’re still waiting for Fisher (and Shelby County and the same-sex marriage cases). Today still produced some interesting rulings, and some interesting line-ups as Justices Scalia [...]
The Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law that required voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship before registering to vote. In Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, seven of the Supreme Court justices agreed that the Arizona law oversteps the state's authority by essentially invalidating the federal voter registration form. The form, established by [...]
In an opinion by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, a 7-2 Supreme Court held this morning that an Arizona law requiring voting officials to reject voter registration forms that are “not accompanied by concrete evidence of citizenship” conflicts with a federal law requiring states to use a uniform voter registration form for federal elections. Scalia once [...]
In Arizona et al. v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., et al., the court ruled that the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993 — or the “motor voter” act — trumps an Arizona law that “requires voter-registration officials to … Continue reading ?
Last week I came across a piece by Sonja West at Slate that was quite interesting, given all of the chatter about the upcoming Supreme Court rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA. The major arguments that have been made about the civil right of...Show More Summary
In Maracich et al. v. Spears, a group of lawyers tried to use a state Freedom of Information Act request to get DMV records in order to find potential plaintiffs for a class action lawsuit against a number of car … Continue reading ...
In Alleyne v. United States, the court reverses their decision in the 2002 case Harris v. United States, and holds that judges cannot recommend or impose mandatory minimum sentences based on facts that had not been established by the jury … Continue reading ?
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The vote was 7-2, with Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the court. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, two members of the court’s …
The court is allowing the Federal Trade Commission to keep pursuing pharmaceutical companies for “pay to play” arrangements, wherein the companies pay generic manufacturers to keep cheap versions of drugs off the market. The case is FTC v. Actavis. Stephen … Continue reading ?
Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court on Monday tossed out an Arizona provision in its 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 […]