Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Matthew Benson The Arizona Republic Jun. 20, 2006 12:00 AM
A federal court on Monday rejected pleas from Latino and voter-advocacy groups for a suspension of requirements that people prove their citizenship when registering to vote. MORE But groups including Southwest Voter Registration Education Project and Valle Del Sol told the court that those requirements hamper minority voting and amount to a poll tax on residents who lack proper identification. They sought a temporary restraining order, which would have put the registration requirements on ice while the court considers the groups' larger challenge to Prop. 200's constitutionality.