Monday Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne brought the issue of our state’s Voting Rights Act — requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote — to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he argued on its behalf. Our earlier post and additional background can be viewed here.
The genesis of this issue goes back to 2004, when Arizona voters passed — by an overwhelming vote of 1,041,741 to 830,467 – the Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, on the ballot as Proposition 200. The intent of the sound measure was to insure that only valid citizens participated in elections. On the heels of its passage, a lawsuit challenging the law was filed by liberal activist groups.
The complete 75-page transcript of the oral argument in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz. Inc. can be read here.
Audio recordings of all oral arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court are available to the public at the end of each argument week. The audio recordings are posted on Fridays after conference. We intend to post the audio when it becomes available.