10/06/2012 10:04 am ET

Citizenship Question Ordered Off Voter Form

Detroit — A federal judge late Friday ordered Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to remove a U.S. citizenship question from ballot applications for the Nov. 6 election, citing inconsistent enforcement and potential "confusion" at the polls.

"It really is a burden on the right to vote in terms of slowing things down, in terms of confusion," U.S. District Court Paul Borman said in ruling from the bench after a six-hour hearing.

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