Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates u...

Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

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Fact Track

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 10, 2012
Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

Source: fox

RALEIGH, N.C.– A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.

U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.
Judge Fox concluded,“The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in Sept. 2011 on behalf of North Carolinians seeking a specialty license plate that supports a woman’s right to reproductive freedom.

“This is a great victory for the free speech rights of all North Carolinians, regardless of their point of view on reproductive freedom,” said Chris Brook, legal director of the ACLU-NCLF.

Brook said the government cannot create an avenue to express one side of a political issue while denying an equal opportunity to citizens with an opposing view.

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AntiMelting

Miami, FL

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Bravo to upholding the Constitution!
Load of Crap

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Dec 13, 2012
Why would anyone issue plates like that?

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