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Whatever Happened To States Rights?: Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voting Rules

Whatever Happened To States Rights?: Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voting Rules

U.S. NEWSJune 17, 2013, 11:14 a.m. ET
By JESS BRAVIN

WASHINGTON—Arizona violated the federal "Motor Voter" law when it added a proof-of-citizenship requirement to standard voter-registration forms intended for use nationwide, the Supreme Court held Monday.

The ruling comes a year after the Supreme Court struck down most of another Arizona law designed to punish illegal immigrants seeking work.

Writing for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said that federal law required states to "accept and use" the streamlined form provided by the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, as the Motor Voter law is formally named.

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States Don't Have Rights

States only have priviledges, not rights. All rights ("naturally") belong to people ("Creator-given"), individually. They grant priviledges to government officials.

States granted the priviledge of making sure that States live up to their agreement to follow the Constitution when they formed the Federal Government or later joined the Union.

So, the real question is, "How's the Supreme Court doing re constitutionality?"

This is not just an academic question: the voters in California voted to disenfranchise alternative parties and voters like me when they voted to use Top 2. Now, when Diane Feinstein and someone else are running, statewide, the top two vote-getters in June will go on to have a run-off in November, completely leaving out everyone else from the campaign for the entire period between the "primary" (really the election) and the run-off.

The Libertarian Party and others are suing the State of California over this as unconstitutional. We are hopeful our case will be decided our way, locally, but no matter how it's decided, it will likely keep being appealed all the way up. Keep in mind that the Supreme Court doesn't go out and choose to intervene; someone has to bring it to them.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

whatever happened to states

rights- what the hell , whatever happened to my,our rights. Oh, thats
right they're all privileges NOW ! bump that