Sunday, December 11, 2011

Texas Board Sued For Rejecting Confederate Plate

We read:
"The Sons of Confederate Veterans is suing the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board in federal court for denying its proposed specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.

The DMV board rejected the plate 8-0 last month, after Gov. Rick Perry said on the presidential campaign trail that he opposed it. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court in Austin against the eight DMV board members who voted.

It's arguing its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated. The DMV says it has yet to see the complaint.

Nine other states have approved Sons of Confederate Veterans' specialty plates, but Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina only did so after the group sued. A similar suit is pending in Florida.


The 14th amendment has the "equal protection" clause


Bird of Paradise said...

This is the kind of lawsuit i can sopport and the leftists NAACP oppses

A. Levy said...

If the plate said, "Sons of Anarchy" you can bet they'd get it made.

And Gov. Perry, you didn't have my vote for sure before your decision on this matter, but you surely DON'T have it now!