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10:05 am on Saturday September 1, 2012

S.C. Voter ID lawsuit: This November, and what's an 'impediment'?

Flickr user tiny pig It's such a tiny lock, it couldn't possibly be a reasonable impediment. Update September 1: The federal case wound down on Friday with opponents attempting to seal their points that the South Carolina law was motivated by a ...
5:59 am on Saturday September 1, 2012

S.C. Voter ID lawsuit: This November, and what's an 'impediment'? (Updated)

Image by Flickr user tiny pig It's such a tiny lock, it couldn't possibly be a reasonable impediment.Update September 1: The federal case wound down on Friday with opponents attempting to seal their points that the South Carolina law was motivated...
4:42 am on Friday August 31, 2012

S.C. Voter ID lawsuit: This November, and what's an 'impediment'?

Flickr user tiny pig It's such a tiny lock, it couldn't possibly be a reasonable impediment. The hearing in South Carolina's federal lawsuit is expected to wind down today as the state attempts to make the case that the newly passed photo I.D. law...
11:53 am on Thursday August 30, 2012

S.C. Photo ID law now being heard in federal court

Kheel Center, Cornell University ‘Amen, Ed, thank you for your support.’ Update: Get the latest. Proponents of voter I.D. laws argue that the laws aren't designed to make it harder for targeted groups of people to vote, like the poor or black voters...
2:52 am on Thursday August 30, 2012

S.C. Photo ID law now being heard in federal court

Image by Kheel Center, Cornell University ‘Amen, Ed, thank you for your support.’ Update: Get the latest. Proponents of voter I.D. laws argue that the laws aren't designed to make it harder for targeted groups of people to vote, like the poor or...
9:42 am on Monday January 30, 2012

Pricey legal help expected to add $1 million to cost of S.C. voter ID law

Flickr user noahwesley Remember how South Carolina's voter identification law was blocked by federal review over concerns of minority disenfranchisement? And remember how state leaders vowed to take the issue to court? Well, it's under way and The...
6:46 am on Monday January 30, 2012

Pricey legal help expected to add $1 million to cost of S.C. voter ID law

Flickr user noahwesley Remember how South Carolina's voter identification law was blocked by federal review over concerns of minority disenfranchisement? And remember how state leaders vowed to take the issue to court? Well, it's under way and The...
2:20 am on Sunday January 29, 2012

Pricey legal help expected to add $1 million to cost of S.C. voter ID law

Image by Flickr user noahwesleyRemember how South Carolina's voter identification law was blocked by federal review over concerns of minority disenfranchisement? And remember how state leaders vowed to take the issue to court? Well, it's under way...
5:43 am on Friday March 6, 2009

Bill mandating picture ID to vote gets closer, passes House

The South Carolina House has approved a bill that would mandate all voters present a valid South Carolina or federal identification card at the polls. Read more stories on this subject in our voting rights topic page.State Republicans have said the...
11:29 am on Wednesday November 26, 2008

Students face unique challenges when voting

Image by Flickr user Theresa ThompsonImage by 20081126-voting.jpg Voting laws are nuanced, and sometimes obtuse. They also vary state-to-state. It's time the process was standardized. Charleston City Paper's Greg Hambrick on the problems of student...

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