United States Ninth Circuit

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Gonzalez v. Arizona, 08-17094

In an action raising the questions whether Arizona Proposition 200 violated the Voting Rights Act, was unconstitutional under the Fourteenth or Twenty-fourth Amendments of the Constitution, or was void as inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), judgment for defendants is affirmed in part where Arizona's polling place photo identification requirement did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. However, the ruling is reversed in part where the NVRA superseded Proposition 200's voter registration procedures, and Arizona’s documentary proof of citizenship requirement for registration was therefore invalid.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/26/2010
  • Published 10/26/2010


  • Sandra S. Ikuta


  • United States Ninth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Nina Perales, Barbara A. Bailey