FSFP Legal Counsel Courtney Hostetler recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss our recent lawsuit seeking to block two new voter suppression laws enacted by the Arizona Legislature.

“Our arguments are one; that the Legislature knew exactly what it was doing and it passed this law with the intention of being discriminatory, and two; we’re looking to the First and Fourteenth Amendments and showing that these laws will impermissibly and unconstitutionally burden voters,” said Hostetler.

The Arizona Legislature recently passed the Senate Bill 1485 (the “Voter Purge Law”) which ends Arizona’s permanent early voting list (PEVL) and removes voters from the early voting list when they do not vote in two consecutive election cycles and fail to respond to a notice. The legislature also passed Senate Bill 1003 (the “Cure Period Law”) which requires voters who submit a mail-in ballot missing a required signature to fix the issue by 7:00 PM on Election Day. We argue that both laws violate the First, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

“What’s really important is making it clear again that the health of our democracy and the fairness of our democracy is important to us as constituents and as legislators,” said Hostetler.

Listen to the full discussion here.

Learn more about the Arizona lawsuit here.

Learn the key facts of this case and read our full complaint here.