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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 04:42 AM
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South Carolina voter ID law struck down
Source: AP via CBS

The U.S. Department of Justice rejected South Carolina's voter ID law Friday, saying the new policy doesn't do enough to ensure that minority voters aren't discriminated against.

"Until South Carolina succeeds in substantially addressing the racial disparities described above, however, the state cannot meet its burden of proving that, when compared to the benchmark standard, the voter identification requirements proposed ... will not have a retrogressive effect," Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez wrote Friday in a letter to the office of South Carolina's attorney general. <snip>

In response, South Carolina could now sue over the rejection, pass a new law or submit more data to the Justice Department. Spokesmen for Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson did not immediately respond to email messages sent Friday, which was a state holiday.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57347970/south-caro...
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 06:52 AM
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1. Kicked and recommended.
This is great!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 07:49 AM
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2. gr8 news. on to Texas!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 10:44 AM
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3. Between this and the news about Indiana's Secy of State - My heart is warmed
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-11 01:46 PM
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4. IMHO, once our Neo Fascist Supreme Court members get a hold
of this law it and any poll tax is good.
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