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Federal Judge Listens to Arguments on U.S. Citizen Checkbox

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A federal judge plans to hear arguments Friday after controversy has sparked on ballots that asks you to confirm you're a U.S. citizen.

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says it's a legal step to ensure only American citizens cast ballots.

 Voting rights advocates argue it's a form of intimidation and could keep people from voting. They've filed a lawsuit hoping a judge will rule the citizenship question is unconstitutional and a violation of state and federal law.

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