In an outrageous move that should make Arizonans rethink the name on the state’s Federal Court building, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — with former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O’Connor temporarily sitting by designation — has arrogantly overturned the voter approved provisions of Prop. 200.
Giving the green light to voter fraud, a split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.
Read the decision here.
Arizonan Sandra O’Connor and Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta — with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski dissenting — said Prop. 200 creates an additional hurdle, while the national act is intended to reduce “state-imposed obstacles” to registration. But the court determined Arizona’s polling place photo identification requirement is a minimal burden and does not violate the Equal Protection Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment.
The Ninth Circuit is the most overturned court in the nation. Read the Reuters News account here.
Arizona’s citizens whose voices have been silenced by judicial caveat should be Seeing Red.