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Casey Edwards and Justin Williams, Petitioners,


The State of South Carolina, Respondent.


Governor Mark Sanford moves to intervene in this action concerning the Federal Stimulus Act1 funds.  He indicates he has a substantial interest in the subject matter of this action and should be permitted to intervene and be joined as a respondent to protect that interest. 

We grant the motion to intervene and join Governor Sanford as a respondent in this action.2  The Governor’s return and answer must be served and filed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May, 27, 2009.  No extensions shall be granted.

s/Jean H. Toal                                    C.J.

s/John H. Waller, Jr.                           J.

s/Costa M. Pleicones                        J.

s/Donald W. Beatty                            J.

s/John W. Kittredge                           J.

Columbia, South Carolina
May 27, 2009

1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-5 (Feb. 17, 2009).

2 We assume that the Governor will continue to meet the requirements of intervention and joinder, including the requirement that his joinder not deprive this Court of jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action.