Actual Forms Submitted to Supreme Court of Non-Citizens Registering to Vote

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)

Evenwel v. Abbott

The Supreme Court has an opportunity to determine whether only citizens get a political voice in America.WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2015) — In a brief submitted today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the ACRU contends that a Texas policy that includes non-citizens in apportioning districts gives areas with large numbers of non-citizens undue political power.“The practical result… is that the votes of the residents of districts with larger non-citizen populations count roughly one and a half as much as the votes of the residents of other districts,” states ACRU’s brief in Evenwel v. Abbott.“The doctrine of one-person, one-vote logically grows directly out of the right to vote [...]

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ACRU Supreme Court Brief Exposes Non-Citizens Registering to Vote

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 [...]

Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

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 AMICUS BRIEF HERE. (PDF 113KB)