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Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship

"Arizona may not require documentary proof of citizenship from prospective voters, the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-to-2 decision on Monday. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, No. 12-71, said a federal law requiring states to “accept...

Sup. Ct. Cert. Pet. Asks: Who Determines Birth on U.S. Soil? - Sanchez v. Kerry

Sanchez v. Kerry, No. 15-1395, filed May 12, 2016 - "From the foundation of this country, it has been the States, and not the federal government, who determine which individuals are born within their boundaries. The Constitution does not allow the State Department or a federal court to ignore decisions...

Supreme Court: Old Gender-Based Citizenship Law Violates Equal Protection

Sessions v. Morales-Santana, June 12, 2017 - "This case concerns a gender-based differential in the law governing acquisition of U. S. citizenship by a child born abroad, when one parent is a U. S. citizen, the other, a citizen of another nation. The main rule appears in 8 U. S. C. §1401(a...

Supreme Court on Naturalization: Maslenjak v. U.S.

Maslenjak v. U.S., June 22, 2017 - "A federal statute, 18 U. S. C. §1425(a), makes it a crime to “knowingly procure[], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person.” And when someone is convicted under §1425(a) of unlawfully procuring her own naturalization, her citizenship...