SC to say if voter ID implementation possible

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A federal court has given the state of

South Carolina until Monday to clarify

whether it would be feasible

to implement a statewide voter identification requirement for this

year's elections.

A panel of three federal judges is considering the lawsuit filed

by state Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Earlier this year, Wilson

sued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over the U.S. Justice

Department's rejection of the law.

Officials have estimated it could take voters up to about two

months to get the right ID needed to


Groups that have intervened in the case on the side of the

federal government say there is simply not

enough time left to both

educate voters about the law and give them a chance to get the

required identification before the November elections.

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