Court Allows Pro-Life Slogan on State License Plates

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An Arizona agency wrongly denied a pro-life group permission to print the slogan ‘Choose Life’ on state license plates, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

The Arizona License Plate Commission generally allows non-profit groups to highlight their causes on license plates, but denied the Arizona Life Coalition permission to produce a specialty plate with the ‘Choose Life’ slogan.

The Arizona Life Commission alleged the denial violated its First Amendment right to free speech. A three-judge federal appeals panel agreed:

‘The commission ignored its statutory mandate and acted unreasonably in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Go figure.

Who knew they had such conservative/originalist judges over there in San Francisco?

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Here’s a link to Reuters’ version of events.

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Here’s a link to the actual text of the opinion.

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  • 914

    Court allows pro life slogan on state i>liscense plates

    A court allows free speech? not if John McCain has anything to say about it.

  • Tregonsee

    We had that same battle in TN, and won. Personally, I never understood what they were complaining about. No one ever opposed the equal opportunity for the Pro Choice crowd to put “Chose Death” on their plates. 🙂