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Court will hear Arizona case on voter registration

This June 27, 2012 file photo shows an American flag flying in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot _Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to hear cases filed by two people who couldn't afford or didn't bother to hire an attorney. One was written in pencil and submitted by an inmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania. The other was filed by a man with no telephone living on Guam. (Associated Press file photo)
This June 27, 2012 file photo shows an American flag flying in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot _Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to hear cases filed by two people who couldn't afford or didn't bother to hire an attorney. One was written in pencil and submitted by an inmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania. The other was filed by a man with no telephone living on Guam. (Associated Press file photo)
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Monday, October 15, 2012 10:06 am
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote.

The justices on Monday said they will review lower federal court rulings that blocked the law.

Those courts said that federal law trumps the Arizona requirement. Federal law allows voters to fill out a mail-in voter registration card and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but it doesn't require them to show proof as Arizona's 2004 law does.

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