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SC Bill Would Get Rid of Filing Law for Terrorists

Monday, 01 Mar 2010 02:04 PM

 

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In South Carolina, any group that plans to overthrow the government must register its activities.

It's the law.

Now some state legislators are looking to repeal it.

Sen. Larry Martin said Monday the 1951 McCarthy-era statute that's meant to deter "Reds" is one more thing making South Carolina look bad.

The "subversive activities registration act" says any group that advocates controlling or overthrowing the federal government — or any other government in the U.S. — must pay $5 to file with the state, or face up to a $25,000 fine and 10 years in prison.

A state official said no one had registered until February. Now about 10 have filed, apparently in jest.

The repeal bill comes up for debate this week in a Senate panel.

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