8/28: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the possible replacements for the late senator John McCain being considered by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
3/19: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court’s refusal to review a federal court order forcing Arizona to issue driver’s licenses to DACA teens.
Non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as shown in documents submitted by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.The ACRU's brief asked the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.See forms. (PDF 3MB)
Fundamental election law reform is needed to safeguard the integrity of the ballot box and ensure an informed electorate.
All signs point to this Justice Department not conducting the type of high-quality, vigorous, professional defense it is obligated to provide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2015) – Self-confessed and other non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as revealed in documents submitted today by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court.The brief in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asks the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.The EAC, backed by the Obama Justice Department, had denied the request, triggering lawsuits by the two states. A U.S. District judge ruled in favor of the states but was overturned in the [...]
With the fate of a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court hears another case challenging the right of a state to put in place new voting requirements Monday. At stake in the case--Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.-- is whether or not an Arizona law requiring Arizonans to show proof of citizenship at the voting booth will be upheld.
Arizona voters passed a law in 2004 "to combat voter fraud by requiring voters to present proof of citizenship when they register to vote and to present identification when they vote on election day." The ACRU filed a friend of the court brief in 2013 defending the law as a necessary measure to fight vote fraud.Read the brief. (PDF 113KB)