“How South Carolina election officials accommodate voters unable to get required photo identification before going to the polls is playing a key role in the legal fight over whether the state’s strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities. ... Closing arguments are scheduled for Sept. 24, six weeks before the Nov. 6 election. ...the law, if approved by the panel, would go into effect immediately. If it’s struck down, the state could appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/south-carolina-voter-id-trial-phase-closes-with-questions-on-how-parts-of-law-will-work/2012/08/31/dab12ffa-f3cc-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html