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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 28, 2013

Attorney General Robert Cooper issued an opinion calling a bill banning non-U.S. citizens from poll watching “constitutionally suspect” and likely violating the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. House Bill 985, sponsored by Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, and Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, would prohibit non-U.S. citizens, regardless of their immigration status, from working at or even entering voting sites. The House opted to delay voting on the bill for one week in the wake of Cooper’s opinion. The Tennessean has the story.