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Arizona Case

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 Nos. 08-17094, 08-17115Oral Argument Scheduled For June 21, 2011IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ___________________________ MARIA M. GONZALEZ,
et al.
,Plaintiffs-Appellantsv.STATE OF ARIZONA,
et al.
,Defendants-Appellees ___________________________ ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA ___________________________ BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTINGAPPELLANTS ON REHEARING EN BANC AND URGING REVERSAL ___________________________ THOMAS E. PEREZAssistant Attorney GeneralSAMUEL R. BAGENSTOSPrincipal Deputy AssistantAttorney GeneralDIANA K. FLYNNERIN H. FLYNNAttorneysU.S. Department of JusticeCivil Rights DivisionAppellate SectionBen Franklin StationP.O. Box 14403Washington, DC 20044-4403(202) 514-5361
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGE
STATEMENT OF THE ISSUE ................................................................................. 1IDENTITY AND INTEREST OF THE AMICUS CURIAE ANDTHE SOURCE OF ITS AUTHORITY TO FILE THIS BRIEF ............................... 2STATEMENT OF THE CASE .................................................................................. 3SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ............................................................................... 12ARGUMENTARIZONA’S PROOF-OF-CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTIS PREEMPTED BY THE NVRA ................................................................ 14
 A.Proposition 200 Conflicts With The Text, Structure, And Purpose of the NVRA
................................................................... 14
 B.The NVRA’s Legislative History Further SupportsThe Conclusion That Proposition 200’s Proof-Of-Citizenship Requirement Is Invalid 
........................................................................ 22CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................ 28CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCECERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCASES: PAGE
 Association of Cmty. Orgs. for Reform Now (ACORN)
v.
 Edgar 
, 56 F.3d 791 (7th Cir. 1995) ......................................................... 14, 26
Charles H. Wesley Educ. Found., Inc.
v.
Cox
,324 F. Supp. 2d 1358 (N.D. Ga. 2004),aff’d, 408 F.3d 1349 (11th Cir. 2005) ..................................................... 16-17
Cook 
v.
Gralike
, 531 U.S. 510 (2001) ..................................................................... 14
 Doe
v.
Chao
, 540 U.S. 614 (2004) .......................................................................... 23
 Ex parte Siebold 
, 100 U.S. 371 (1879) .................................................................... 15
 Foster 
v.
 Love
, 522 U.S. 67 (1997) ................................................................... 14-15
Gonzalez 
v.
 Arizona
, 485 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir. 2007) ........................................... 9, 16
Gonzalez 
v.
 Arizona
, 624 F.3d 1162 (9th Cir. 2010),vacated on grant of reh’g en banc, Nos. 08-17094, 08-17115,2011 WL 1651242 (9th Cir. Apr. 27, 2011) ...................................... 10-12, 21
 Hamdan
v.
 Rumsfeld 
, 548 U.S. 557 (2006) ....................................................... 22, 25
 Harkless
v.
 Brunner 
, 545 F.3d 445 (6th Cir. 2008) ................................................. 15
 INS 
v.
Cardoza-Fonseca
, 480 U.S. 421 (1987) ....................................................... 22
Smiley
v.
 Holm
, 285 U.S. 355 (1932) ...................................................................... 14
Voting Rights Coal.
v.
Wilson
, 60 F.3d 1411 (9th Cir. 1995),cert. denied, 516 U.S. 1093 (1996) ................................................................ 14
Young 
v.
 Fordice
, 520 U.S. 273 (1997) ..................................................................... 3
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