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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:12 PM

South Carolina Voter ID Law Blocked For 2012

Source: TPM - Talking Points Memo

A panel of three federal judges has blocked South Carolina's voter ID law from going into effect in November, according to a court order. The Justice Department had challenged the law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/south-carolina-voter-id-law-blocked-for-2012



Not that SC will sway the election either way being a solid red state but it's good to see another of these ALEC-born bills stopped and people's voting rights preserved.

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ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 OP
jsr Oct 2012 #1
hue Oct 2012 #2
SCantiGOP Oct 2012 #3
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #4
alp227 Oct 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Oct 2012 #6
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #7
Daniel537 Oct 2012 #10
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Oct 2012 #9

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:14 PM

1. Good point about ALEC

This connection ought to be exposed at every turn.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:23 PM

2. Awesome!!!

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:41 PM

3. only a delay

Law will be active for any elections beginning in 2013.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:14 PM

5. The judge who wrote the decision, Brett Kavanaugh, is a GW Bush nominee.

Concurring judge John D. Bates is also a GWB nominee. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is a Clinton nominee. Amazing to see a Republican majority panel say no to voter suppression IDs.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:30 PM

6. Nothing like having political judges.

It can require quite an effort for some to get an ID...that no one will bother after the election...then in 2016 Democrats are really going to feel the effects of that law.

They need to repeal the whole law!

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 06:11 PM

7. Interesting about the judges. I agree - all of them need to be blanket repealed. Period.

Not "delayed". Not "adjusted". Completely repealed and blocked from ever being brought up again. Of course the GOP and their ALEC friends et al would just come up with some new dirty trickery or Jim Crow stuff, instead.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:13 AM

10. They didn't say no, they just said not now

The law will go into effect next year.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:07 PM

8. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:07 AM

9. Great news. So TX, SC, PA all blocked !! Who else is left out there for Nov 2012?

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