WASHINGTON - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford moved from the state Supreme Court to a federal district court a case revolving around the legality of a federal stimulus law provision permitting state legislatures to draw down federal funds for job creation and economic growth if their governors refuse to do so.

Sanford moved the case Wednesday, a day before the state's high court was expected to hear oral arguments in the case, which is being closely watched by individuals and legislators in other states where Republican governors have refused to use some of the federal stimulus funds.In the case, Casey Edwards v. the State of South Carolina, two students had asked the high court to force Sanford to use some of the $700 million of federal stimulus funds earmarked for South Carolina for education.

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