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Federal Court Rejects South Carolina’s Restrictive Voter ID Law for November Election; Allows Implementation in 2013

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

(Washington, D.C) – In a significant voting rights development, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected South Carolina’s request under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to implement its discriminatory photo identification measure in time for the November 2012 elections.

The court will allow South Carolina to implement its law in 2013.

Read the full press release.