The Bush administration calls it essential to national security. Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) says it is “outrageous.” New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) vows to challenge it in court, but he may have to hurry if he wants to beat the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to the punch. “It” is the Real ID Act, the landmark federal bill passed in June that establishes national criteria for obtaining a driver’s license, a measure that has so far left state lawmakers, governors and privacy advocates with far more questions than answers.
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