South Carolina Voter ID: Justice Department Blocks State Law Again

It looks like South Carolina's Voter ID law will get a day in court after Assistant U.S. Attoney General Thomas Perez again shot down the law under the voting rights act on Friday.

In a letter dated June 29, Perez responded to South Carolina's request that the Justice Department reconsider its objection to the law based on the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Perez maintained that expert opinion on the law as passed makes a persuasive case that minority groups will be disproportionately affected by the new law, which runs affowl of the Voting Rights Act.