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9th Circuit Strikes Down Citizen Voter ID

From an approving Arizona Daily Star:

Court overturns Arizona’s proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.

The split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship — passed by voters in 2004 — is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.

Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, temporarily sitting by designation, 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.

And never mind that the Constitution says that it is up to the states to decide how to carry out elections. 

But we can’t allow such outrageous xenophobia as requiring people actually show that they are citizens of the country before they vote. They might not get their full portion of ‘pie.’ And, more importantly, the Democrats may lose some of their illegal alien voting bloc.

The majority noted that Congress was well aware of the problem of voter fraud when it passed the voter act, and built in sufficient protections, including applying perjury penalties to applicants who lie about their eligibilty [sic]

Mind you, we have an administration that refuses to deport illegal aliens unless they commit felons. But, sure, we can rely on them to press perjury charges against people who are caught (who knows how) lying about their legal status when they vote. Any day now.

Bennett said the state plans to appeal the ruling, adding he disagrees the documentation sets up a barrier for registration. “I think it’s an outrage and a slap in the face of Arizonans who are concerned about the integrity of elections,” he said.

The Obama administration seems determined to slap the citizens of Arizona silly. Along with the rest of us.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

37 Responses to “9th Circuit Strikes Down Citizen Voter ID”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    Just make them use their state drivers license or ID and make them prove citizenship to obtain one.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      Or color-code citizen license plates green and noncitizen license plates red (around the photo, or somewhere where you can tell).

    • spudmom says:

      Legal residents can obtain state drivers licenses. My French employee has one. If he registered to vote, the only way the state would know is if he said he was not a citizen on the application. If he intended to vote, he would simply lie on the form and get to vote. He would never get caught unless someone who knows he is not a citizen sees him voting and objects at the polling place; if he votes absentee, who would ever know?

      I like Adam’s idea of color coding, but for the license to drive, not the plate; easy for the employer to know to ask for a green card, easy to know who can vote, easy to know who should get extra scrutiny at the airport.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      I did mean licenses – typing license plates: That’s what I get for trying to type here and prepare 2 presentations at once…oops!

    • canary says:

      Obama wonders why we are scared? It’s easy enough to show illegal licenses & documentation.

      The driving licenses in my state keep changing holograms, just as the government keeps changing money marking. It doesn’t help much, just as they keep having to change the money.

      This makes a liar out of DHS Napolitano. I guess that maid bragging she’s illegal will be voting.

    • wardmama4 says:

      What is the big deal – my son has a State ID which is a different orientation (up/down as compared to side/side) from a drivers license & colored (red edged) – which indicates – IT IS NOT A DRIVERS LICENSE. Getting a license for him requires a trip to the state capital & then purchasing a modified vehicle – not happening for us – as somehow, mysteriously we always seem to make too much money for ‘assistance’ even though we could barely afford a regular van in 2002 – and add at the very least 10K for adaptations. Oh and for ‘legal residents’ – why not use International Licenses? It is what we got in Germany – use your own country/state license and then get an International (it isn’t that hard, I did it twice) license for general use when living in a foreign country? But no that would undermine the liberal agenda plan.

      It is not illegals, it is not legal immigrants – It is the liberals who want all these immigration/voting laws done away with. If you look at any of the countries these idiots lionize – our laws look particularly lax in comparison. It is the quintessential hypocrisy of the progressive way that astounds me – create anarchy and chaos by violating every law & tradition out there in a desire to enact the most restrictive, unfair and unjust system of government possible. Why any single American would ever vote for this crappola and allow it is beyond sane thinking.

      God Help America
      A Proud American Infidel

    • Adam Moreira says:

      @wardmama – when “drivers’ license” is said, it means ID issued by a state government.

      There should be a bar (think frame) around the photo indicating whether or not the license is held by a citizen. Green for citizens, yellow for permanent residents, and red for resident aliens.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    It’s the Obama adminstration vs. the U.S.

    Did anyone NOT hear him make mention of “making the enemies suffer”? The conservatives, nay, the VAST MAJORITY of Americans are his enemies. He has made it clear, will not back down and —he will lose, though the fight will be pretty ugly for a time, what with all the racial overtones he’ll invoke.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      Not here – the 9th Circuit typically takes 2 years to decide appeals. This case was argued before Obama took office, and is up there with a Chamber of Commerce lawsuit against Arizona currently before the Supreme Court.

      Anything not dealing with SB1070 you’re hearing now involving the courts and Arizona is pre-2009.

      If someone is to blame, it would be Sandra Day O’ Connor (who I thought was off the judiciary).

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Yes, yes, oh wise one. I hear….and I obey…..

      I don’t care when the case was heard. You make the assumption that the courts aren’t biase and don’t have an agenda. The 9th is one of the most liberal of all. If not THE most. You’re supposing, also that they read the transcripts of the appeal.

      I don’t give a shit when obama took office. The socialist agenda is the POINT and you missed it by a country mile.

      Shut up.

    • tranquil.night says:

      DocZero on “punish your enemies.” Another candid statement from 12th Imam Obama.

    • proreason says:

      The Doc Zero piece is brilliant.

      He makes the point that progressives favor positive rights; i.e. the right to health care or food.

      The problem is that your right to free food enslaves farmers, who now are compelled to feed you. Your right to free health care enslaves doctors, who are compelled to treat you.

      And what the moron told Hispanics is that if you don’t stick together and vote for ME (the moron), then I (the moron), will insure that you suffer.

      Read the whole thing. Doc is a genius.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      @Rusty – but Sandra Day O’Connor – a pretty independent mind – authored the ruling. Then again, she was the swing vote in that horrible Kelo decision that needs to be reversed. I don’t think O’Connor takes any marching orders from Obama. This was a 2-1 ruling with a dissent.

    • canary says:

      Sandra O’Conner turned into a pure liberal before this. I wondered if it was do to her age. For some time now, I’ve wondered if it’s old age problem or she’s hitting the bottle all day.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Whew, just in the knick of time.

    After all this could be the last election before they’re all just shams. 2008 practically was and this one’s worse.

  4. proreason says:

    It’s not like you don’t know who they are.

    The marxists, that is.

    November 2.

    And if that isn’t enough, whatever is enough.

    • sheehanjihad says:

      Whatever is enough? I know what is enough. I plan on making it enough. If I am pushed far enough. Right now, it’s getting pretty close to BE enough. Enough said.

  5. Enthalpy says:

    Make them do it anyway and tell the Court to stick it.

  6. Petronius says:

    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said that the practice of law is the prediction of what courts will decide. That is no longer really true.

    Today the practice of law is the prediction of what result will be required when Liberal ideology is applied to a given situation –– in other words, law has become a matter of secular situational ethics, or what Liberal judges “feel” the law “ought to be.”

    Today our law has become unpredictable and unknowable. Constitutions, statutes, precedents, regulations, and ancient customs are routinely swept aside. Our circumstances now more closely resemble those of mankind before Magna Carta (1215), before the Twelve Tables (450 BC), before the Code of Hammurabi (1760 BC), before even the Ten Commandments. What now passes for law are the vague and fuzzy-wuzzy feelings of Liberal judges.

    This is what in earlier ages we called tyranny.

    • proreason says:

      good point.

      It should be much easier to impeach judges.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      But then you turn judges into serving at the him of the people, and they may be afraid of upholding the Constitution in a case where the correct decision is the unpopular decision. That’s why it’s so hard to impeach judges and why it is hardly ever done except for a judge who refuses to resign following a court conviction.

      Do you want a judge to rule Constitutionally, or to rule “the way of the wind”?

  7. Coco Q. Rico says:

    THis is such a total disaster. The worst part is the way they’re trying to sell this to Hispanics as a big plus to us. Not! In my tiny little 500-hits-a-day hamlet of Internet, two of my bloggers ripped into this fairly well:

    http://colorfulconservative.blogspot.com/2010/10/nazi-germany-part-ii.html and http://colorfulconservative.blogspot.com/2010/10/stupidest-article-about-voter-fraud.html

    The 2nd piece is about the insanity of a recent Slate article trying to say, “voter fraud — what could go wrong? really!”

  8. Coco Q. Rico says:

    Hi all, I just wrote a piece on this — “We Burned the Barrio in Order to Save it.” http://colorfulconservative.blogspot.com/2010/10/flim-flam-extraordinaire-we-burned.html

    Have a good day.

  9. The judiciary is populated with freaks.

    • proreason says:

      Anybody who wants to be a judge is automatically strange. And that isn’t a political statement.

      Imagine, wanting that kind of power over other people’s lives. It’s a very strange desire.

  10. Mithrandir says:

    It’s time for the MARK OF THE BEAST.

    This is the only way to ensure fairness in society. Everyone will have a DNA computer chip implanted, and only those who have it, will have access to fair voting etc.

    People will be so frustrated with illegals, and the gov’t’s desire to make chaos, will come the magic fix, get the sign of the beast, or be kicked out of society.

    I can hear Americans, “I have nothing to hide, give me the implant!”

    • Adam Moreira says:

      That “mark of the beast” had better not come to past. I would refuse it and dare the government to force me to wear it on 4th Amendment grounds…and if they deny access to the polls, they should also be ready to defend a lawsuit.

      I will never go along with a DNA chip being implanted, even in the face of this. There are other ways. This American has nothing to hide, but will never accept the implant. That’s too Orwellian.

    • canary says:

      Mithrandir, you kidding right?

  11. canary says:

    Enthalapy/ Make them do it anyway and tell the Court to stick it.

    Brilliant! I do believe it’s the right and righteous thing to do and legal. A beacon of light to show the country the law of the land in America.

  12. wardmama4 says:

    A start would be doing away with vote-by-mail. No one except military, college and/or business people residing in another state/country should be voting absentee and/or by mail. It is just another way to flood the system with bogus ‘votes’. If a ballot does not hit the BOE by the stated time on election night (other than absentee – which must hit by their stated time/post mark) – it DOES NOT COUNT [my deepest regret to all those faux voters for Franken who would have been punished for an incompetent who ‘left them in the car’ bs] If there are more ‘votes’ than registered voters – they are automatically thrown out. Once those who really are honest, true citizen voters get enough of this bogus cheating to win and the consequences – Perhaps then it will be stopped. I think that the SoS & BOE head should not be a person – Party affiliations can get in the way – but a panel (I know, this brings up so many new problems) but it might be the only way to stop this blatant ignoring of obvious election fraud.

    To register to vote – you must do it in person and present an ID – there is a long list of IDs to chose from – and despite the liberals claims – most states charge very little or will waive it for a simple state ID if it would truly be a hardship to pay the $5 to $8 for it. If you can not even be bothered to take time to go and register (it is a one time thing), then obviously you do not care about your civic duty as a citizen. And then present a picture ID to vote – when you physically go into to vote. Come on people – there is no excuse – I am sick of Freedom and Individual Responsibility being undermined by faux claims of suppression and ‘fairness’. A clean, legal election is the most fair thing of all – not cheating to win for an agenda the majority of the citizens do not want.

    And what does it say about a belief system, a political Party, the very candidates themselves that they feel no, embrace a ‘cheat to win’ philosophy – does that not indicate this is not about anything but advancing their own ideas above the law, the rights of the citizens, and most importantly the Constitution and how can any American citizen even consider voting for people such as this? At. All. Ever.

    Oh and exactly why is any Court involved in a state election law – that is Constitutional and mirrors the Federal Laws in regard to citizens?

    God Help America
    A Proud American Infidel

    • Adam Moreira says:

      Regarding that last Q: because it’s for federal office. Elections in odd years can be run however a state chooses to run it…or elections for state office in any year.

      But with respect to registering to vote – what’s wrong with registering by mail…so long as one has to present positive ID at the polls?

  13. Right of the People says:

    Make that only people who pay taxes can vote. You would have to show your 1040 form as proof to register. That would keep the leaches from voting in ass clowns like the one in the White House.

    • Adam Moreira says:

      Uh, no. If a citizen is normally employed but on workmen’s compensation, why should that person be disenfranchised? If you do that, prepare for an angry mass of disenfranchised citizens who through no fault of their own lost their elective franchise.

      Never mind that you would be completely turning upside down what the Founding Fathers intended. No can do…not now, not ever. Instead, education should be the key.

      (Workmen’s compensation is not considered income for purposes of tax filing, but rather an insurance payout; therefore, someone receiving only workmen’s compensation or disability payments in a tax year for an on-the-job injury has an income of zero, and can’t file a return.)

  14. Curmudgeon says:

    Education should be the key? Do you mean to say our voting rights should be based in some way on our education level?
    Or, did you just mean that people need to be better educated about elections in general?

  15. hushpuppy says:

    Mithrandir – the ‘mark’ of the Beast is Sunday worship. Revelation is only one of the books that dovetails with the ‘Beast’ and False Prophet who work in tandem.

    As it was in ages past when the Vatican ruled Europe and tortured and murdered Christians that were Sabbath-keepers, so it will happen again in the near future because Europe is being sublimated by islam, and the Pope has already come out with a warning to muslims stating Europe has always been Catholic – and for Catholics to rise up and remember their Catholic heritage.

    If you remember John Paul II also talked about this incessantly.

    Sabbath – from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.

    Foxx’s Book of Martyrs
    The various Catholic Inquisitions
    The butchering of the Huguenots, Cathari, Waldensians, Paulicians, etc

    By the end of the 17th century, roughly 200,000 Huguenots had been driven from France during a series of religious persecutions. They relocated primarily in England, Switzerland, Holland, the German Palatinate, and elsewhere in Northern Europe, as well as to what is now South Africa and to North America. (Wikipedia)

    The religion morphed into what is known to day as Amish or Mennonite.

    Study materials:

    “Where Is the True Church? and Its Incredible History!”

    Who or what is the Beast of Revelation?

    The Antichrist – Who, What and When?

    Which Day is the Christian Sabbath? Saturday? Or Sunday

    From Scandinavia to Germany

    • canary says:

      hushpuppy, there are books in the Old Testament that are full of detail of the end times as described in the book of Revelations. It is in many of those old books that tells the final outcome. Then “end times” is not the best term to use because, the world is not going to be destroyed. Just a great part of it.

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