Court Rejects Blocking Arizona Voter Law
By Paul Davenport
The Associated Press
Saturday 21 April 2007
Phoenix - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt to halt enforcement of an Arizona law that requires voters to show identification before casting a ballot and submit proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge's refusal last year to block the requirement while a legal challenge awaits trial in federal court in Phoenix.
"Now we know we get to enforce the law while the lawsuit is pending," state Solicitor General Mary O'Grady said.
The 2004 law requires that voters at polling places produce government-issued picture ID or two pieces of other non-photo identification specified by the law. Other parts of the law dealt with ineligibility of illegal immigrants to receive some government services and benefits.
And the Bush courts strike again.