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CAC Reacts to Supreme Court Arguments In Arizona Voting Rights Case
March 18, 2013
SUPREME COURT PLAZA, Washington, DC – Minutes after oral argument concluded this morning in the Arizona voting rights case, Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Constitutional Accountability Center President Doug Kendall released the following reaction:
"A majority of the Court, including Justice Kennedy, appeared to recognize that the entire point of having a single Federal form was to streamline the voter registration process, and that approving Arizona's law would pave the way for a patchwork of 50 state forms. We are optimistic that that recognition will lead the Court to strike down Arizona's law and respect Congress' power to protect the right to vote in Federal elections."
* CAC’s brief in Inter Tribal, filed along with the Brennan Center and distinguished law professors including Jack Rakove: http://theusconstitution.org/cases/briefs/arizona-v-inter-tribal-council-arizona/arizona-v-inter-tribal-council-arizona#
* "The Scalia Court and Voting Rights, Part 2," Huffington Post, March 11, 2013: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-kendall/the-scalia-court-and-voti_b_2853048.html
* "The Voting Rights Case You Haven’t Heard Of," Balkinization, March 11, 2013: http://balkin.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-voting-rights-case-you-havent-heard.html
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