Tags: US | Voter | Citizenship | Lawsuit

Kansas, Arizona Prevail in Voter Citizenship Suit

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 12:37 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kan., ruled Wednesday that the commission has no legal authority to deny requests from Kansas and Arizona to add state-specific instructions to a national voter registration form. The states sued to force the action.

Both states require new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship to election officials. The federal registration form requires only that prospective voters sign a statement that they are citizens.

Melgren said the U.S. Constitution gives states the power to set voter qualifications, and Congress has not pre-empted it, even in enacting a federal voter-registration law in the 1990s.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

The Heroic Nuns the Times' Nicholas Kristof Failed to Mention

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 11:34 AM

When Nicholas Kristof praised religious sisters recently, he missed a whole category of great nuns , those whose fidelit . . .

Ex-Va. Governor: CEO's Loan Was Not Inappropriate

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 11:33 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that he did not think it was inappropriate to take a . . .

Township Vote to Rename Building After Obama Sparks Controversy

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 11:21 AM

A vote earlier this month by the township council in Willingboro, New Jersey, to rename a recreation center after Presid . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved