Ted Cruz promises amendment to overturn SCOTUS ruling

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a tweet Monday afternoon that he will file an amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill that would allow states to require identification for voter registration -- just hours after the Supreme Court struck down a law that did just that.

The Supreme Court struck down a 2004 Arizona law that required potential voters to submit proof of citizenship.

The Court ruled 7-to-2 against the law, and its decision was written by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

The amendment promises to be one of many contentious potential add-ons to the immigration bill. Cruz, one of the leading conservatives in the Senate, has come out against the bill.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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