Tuesday, November 15, 2011
New York “Choose Life” License Plate Saga Continues
Democrat and Chronicle: State to review decision on 'Choose Life' plates, by Joseph Spector:
New York officials plan to review a federal court decision last week that orders the state to permit a "Choose Life" custom license plate after a decade-long battle with pro-life groups.
The Children First Foundation has been seeking the "Choose Life" license plate from the state since 2001, saying that other organizations had been able to obtain custom plates for their causes.
But the state fought the application and in 2004 put a moratorium on the issuance of any new custom license plates.
On Tuesday, Judge Neal McCurn in Syracuse ruled that New York's argument to block the plates is an infringement of First Amendment rights. He put a stay on the order, giving the state 30 days to appeal. . . .