Arizona asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal on the case (Brewer Vs. Nader 08-648), saying the laws were meant to ensure they can find petition collectors in the event of a challenge, and that the early submission deadline was needed for early voting. But today, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal.
Thirteen other states, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, and Ohio, wanted the high court to reverse the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have residency requirements laws in place similar to those just overturned in Arizona.
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