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South Carolina Voter ID Gets Judge's Scrutiny

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, September 24, 2012

South Carolina is returning to federal court over whether its voter photo identification law will keep some minorities from the polls on Election Day.

Attorneys are to deliver closing arguments in the case that went to trial late last month. A three-judge federal panel is to decide whether the law that requires specific photo identification violates the Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department last December said the law reverses the voting rights gains of the states' minorities. South Carolina sued for permission to enact the law.

A few states that have tried to put such laws into effect have seen them fail in higher courts.

South Carolina says it will enact the law immediately if it is upheld. But appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court also are likely.


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