SC attorney general: No need to sue feds yet over new licenses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's attorney general says it is too early for the state to sue the federal government over new driver's licenses.

Attorney General Henry McMaster's opinion released Monday says the state should show the Department of Homeland Security what it already has done to make driver's licenses more secure following the September 11 terror attacks. McMaster says that will show the federal agency that the state is meeting the standards of the new law, known as Real ID.

Governor Mark Sanford has been considering whether to seek an extension to comply with the law. The deadline is next Monday.

If Sanford doesn't seek one, South Carolinians will have to use a passport to board airplanes or go through extra security checks.

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