The Constitution gives the federal government the power to determine the “times, places and manner” of holding federal elections. Nevertheless, Justice Scalia felt that Arizona did not go far enough in demanding that potential voters send in proof of citizenship along with their federal form. In his questioning of Horne he indicated that Arizona should have demanded that the courts force the federal government to change the form itself. What Scalia is asking for is radical; a basic rule of judicial decisionmaking is that a court should decide the narrowest issue possible. Here, Justice Scalia is asking for the opportunity to sweep away federal authority to regulate elections, which is rooted in the explicit text of the Constitution.