South Carolina’s voter ID law will be argued in court next month and Justice Department depositions are underway.
State Attorney General Alan Wilson is taking the Justice Department to court over its rejection of the state law that requires that voters have a state-issued photo ID.
The Post and Courier reports that the Justice Department has scheduled depositions this week with House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell.
Also on the list , Tim Pearson, the chief of staff for Gov. Nikki Haley and Charleston Republican Sen. Chip Campsen, the sponsor of voter ID bill.
Haley is not scheduled for Justice Department questioning, the paper reports.
The state is challenging the federal government’s opinion that the law has a negative effect on minority voters.