The U.S. Supreme Court threw out an Arizona law that required evidence of citizenship when people register to vote, in a victory for minority-rights advocates and the Obama administration.
The justices, voting 7-2, said Arizona's proof-of- citizenship law runs afoul of a federal statute that sets out registration requirements.
The ruling limits the role played by the states in national elections and raises questions about similar laws in three other states -- Alabama, Kansas and Georgia.
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