10/22: ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams explains why a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would help safeguard the United States' election integrity.
4/16: The Trump administration announcement that the 2020 Census will ask about citizenship is a welcome change.
With the fate of a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court hears another case challenging the right of a state to put in place new voting requirements Monday. At stake in the case--Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.-- is whether or not an Arizona law requiring Arizonans to show proof of citizenship at the voting booth will be upheld.
Arizona voters passed a law in 2004 "to combat voter fraud by requiring voters to present proof of citizenship when they register to vote and to present identification when they vote on election day." The ACRU filed a friend of the court brief in 2013 defending the law as a necessary measure to fight vote fraud.READ THE AMICUS BRIEF HERE. (PDF 113KB)