States considering laws that would add requirements to register to vote suffered a blow Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court said Arizona cannot require its citizens to submit documents proving citizenship along with the federal voter registration form.
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Decisions are still out in the most-watched cases of the term. The court will next issue opinions Thursday morning.
Big ones to watch for are:
United States v. Windsor: Does the federal Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between one man and one woman, violate equal protection under the law?
Hollingsworth v. Perry: Do laws that prevent gay men and women from marrying – in this case, California’s Proposition 8 — violate the U.S. Constitution?
Fisher v. University of Texas: Did the university violate the equal protection clause by using race as a factor in admissions?
Shelby County v. Holder: Did Congress have the authority to reauthorize a law requiring states and communities with a history of voter discrimination to get authorization before making changes to their voting laws as in the Voting Rights of Act of 1965?