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Arizona Voting Laws, SC Special Election, Obama's Labor Pick

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Supreme Court Hears Case On Arizona Voting Laws

The Supreme Court this morning heard oral arguments on whether Arizona can require documentary proof of citizenship from registering voters. At question is whether the state can add such conditions on top of federal regulations. While a number of new controversial voter laws were enacted last year, this particular case involves an initiative passed by Arizona voters in 2004. We talk to Catherine Weiss, Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Chair of the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest.

Update:  South Carolina Special Election for U.S. Senate

The race to replace Tim Scott, the former Congressman from South Carolina who gave up his seat to become interim U.S. Senator, is close to finishing up the primary phase with former Governor Mark Sanford who resigned in disgrace, poised to win the GOP nomination. We talk to Robert Behre, Political Reporter for The Charleston Post.

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

President Obama today nominated Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary. Perez heads the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. President Obama called Perez a tireless worker for proper pay and against labor discrimination, but Republicans have criticized Thomas for his role at the Justice Department suggesting that his department acted ideologically. We talk to Tim Lee, labor specialist vice president for legal and public affairs at the Center for Individual Freedom. We then talk to David Madland, Director of the American Worker Project at Center for American Progress.

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