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  1. Read it here. 

    Arizona residents will need to present either one form of picture ID with address, like a driver’s license, or two other alternate forms of ID when they go to the polls.

    Arizonans have attempted to prevent voter fraud by making state identification laws more restrictive. Voters passed an initiative in 2004, Proposition 200, that would have required residents to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote. 

    Struck down by a federal court, SCOTUS is expected to hear the case early next year.

    The part of the measure requiring ID at polls was upheld by the federal court.

    The deadline to register to vote in the state was Oct. 9.

    azsos.gov »

  2. Although the Supreme Court last month shot down Montana’s bid to undo the Citizens United ruling at the state level, the debate over the court’s 2010 campaign finance decision is going to remain hot topic this election.

    A group of students at the University of Colorado at Boulder are working with the I-News Network to create a tool similar to California’s Rainmaker tracker to monitor campaign contributions to and from Colorado.

    Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) co-sponsored an unsuccessful resolution in 2011 to amend the U.S. Constitution contributions and expenditures section. People for the American Way provides a list of state and local resolutions that have passed as antitheses to the ruling.

    Before Republican Mitt Romney made his “corporations are people" gaffe last summer, he more expressed his support Citizens United by turning the rhetoric on President Obama. Romney painted Obama as a sore loser in the ordeal in this 2010 speech, saying that labor and media corporations cannot be the only groups with a right to free speech.

    campaignmoney:

    “One of the largest states in the nation took an official stand Thursday against the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which ruled that government restriction of corporation or union spending on political campaigns violated the First Amendment right to free speech.

    “California joins Hawaii, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Mexico in calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court ruling.”

    campaignmoney »

  3. Five swing states could be heavily influenced by Hispanic voters this November, and in the wake of the the Supreme Court health-care decision, recent polling indicates their support will bolster President Obama for a second time.

    One day after the Court’s decision came down on June 28, mostly upholding Obamacare, 60 percent of registered Hispanic voters said they preferred government-ensured health care over a private option in a Latino Decisions poll.

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  4. The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act included a win for Native Americans fighting for Indian health-related programs to be re-funded.

    The outcome of the ruling, although large in scope, is not entirely understood yet for the United States’ Hispanic population. Some argue that the ACA will help the Hispanic population, and others, especially Latino employers, argue the law may hurt the Hispanics or turn them against Obama this November.

    indiancountry:

    WASHINGTON – In a major victory for the Obama administration, the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has survived under the taxing power of the Congress, according to a widely anticipated decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28. Also surviving is the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), which was part of the larger law and paved the way to permanently reauthorizing some important federal and tribal Indian health-related programs and funding pathways.

    indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com »

  5. Romney reaffirms his promise to repeal Obamacare, which was almost entirely upheld by the Supreme Court this morning, if elected in November.
gifhound:

OMG. Mitt Romney: “What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected President of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.”

    Romney reaffirms his promise to repeal Obamacare, which was almost entirely upheld by the Supreme Court this morning, if elected in November.

    gifhound:

    OMG. Mitt Romney: “What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected President of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.”

    youtube.com »

  6. newyorker:


So much for “health-care Monday,” which had Washington and the media world in a rare tizzy.  Shortly after ten o’clock this morning, John Roberts and his colleagues handed down a bunch of rulings, some of them significant, such as one that struck down part of the Arizona immigration law, but none of them pertaining to the Affordable Health Care for America Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.  The justices, like producers of a Hollywood soap opera, were keeping their best plot twist for the end. 

John Cassidy on how the Supreme Court gave hope to both sides on health care: http://nyr.kr/MTu2LH

    newyorker:

    So much for “health-care Monday,” which had Washington and the media world in a rare tizzy.  Shortly after ten o’clock this morning, John Roberts and his colleagues handed down a bunch of rulings, some of them significant, such as one that struck down part of the Arizona immigration law, but none of them pertaining to the Affordable Health Care for America Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.  The justices, like producers of a Hollywood soap opera, were keeping their best plot twist for the end. 

    John Cassidy on how the Supreme Court gave hope to both sides on health care: http://nyr.kr/MTu2LH

    newyorker »

  7. medilldc:

Evan Vucci of AP took this photo on the steps of SCOTUS today. Just a sneak of how big the crowd will be come Thursday for decision time.

    medilldc:

    Evan Vucci of AP took this photo on the steps of SCOTUS today. Just a sneak of how big the crowd will be come Thursday for decision time.

    medilldc »

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