To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Arizona’s new policy of having separate voter rolls for people who didn’t provide proof of citizenship when registering is likely to stir up a lawsuit before the 2014 elections.Read More »
Following the guidance of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Tom Horne has threatened to sue an effectively non-existent federal commission if it doesn’t put Arizona’s requirement of proof-of-citizenship on federal voter registration forms.
Horne is giving the U.S. Election Assistance Commission until Aug. 19 to act, stating in a July 26 letter to the commission’s acting executive director, Alice Miller, that Louisiana recently got approval to put requirements specific to the state on the federal forms.
Arizona has taken the U.S. Supreme Court’s advice to sidestep its ruling against the state, but there’s a catch. In doing so, it would be appealing to an effectively non-existent federal commission.Read More »