South Carolina is prepared to pursue litigation on several fronts “up to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary,” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said. Wilson was one of several elected state constitutional officers who spoke at an Orangeburg County Republican Party fundraiser Monday.
One issue involved the state voter ID law submitted to the U.S. Justice Department for review. Wilson said he has “no faith that it will do the right thing.” “I can tell you we won’t lay down on this,” he said.
The state Democratic Caucus lodged a formal objection to the law with the Justice Department last week. The law passed on the strength of the Republican majority in the General Assembly. Justice requested more information Monday before making a decision.
On Aug. 12, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down the health care reform law’s mandate that nearly all Americans buy insurance as unconstitutional. Wilson feels the verdict increases the chances the U.S. Supreme Court may hear the case by next summer.
“The battle may have been won but the war is still going,” Wilson said. “I am working with 25 other state attorneys general on this. It is my hope it will be heard before the next presidential election.
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