Monday, April 27, 2009

Supreme Court Could Address "Choose Life" License Plates

NY Times: Justices Could Weigh Free Speech vs. License Plates, by Adam Liptak:

Supreme Court The last time the Supreme Court considered what the First Amendment has to say about license plates was in 1977, when it ruled that New Hampshire could not force George Maynard to drive around with plates bearing the state’s motto, which is “Live Free or Die.”

Mr. Maynard said he was not satisfied with those options. He would, he said, choose life, “even if it meant living in bondage.”

The justices probably thought their decision settled things as far as free speech and license plates were concerned, and for more than 30 years they have turned their attention to other matters. But now the flipside of Mr. Maynard’s case, involving license plates that say “Choose Life,” is heading toward the court.

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