Justice Dept. Rejects S.C. Voter Law

    Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference announcing a major fair lending settlement at the Department of Justice in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    The Justice Department rejected South Carolina’s new voting law, which would have required photo-identification at polls. The Justice Department claimed that the law, which was passed in May, was discriminatory against minority voters and low-income voters, who might not be able to obtain photo identification. However, the department declined to say whether or not the discrimination was intentional. A dozen states have passed similar laws this year.

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