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Politics

High court appears split on stiffer voter ID law

Ariz. sought citizenship proof in federal election

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared divided along familiar lines on Monday as it heard arguments over whether Arizona can require proof of citizenship from people seeking to register to vote in federal elections.

Several of the court’s more liberal justices sounded doubtful about a state law that imposes requirements beyond those listed in a federal law.

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