Wednesday, December 12, 2012




NC: Judge rules “Choose Life” license plates unconstitutional

"A federal judge ruled on Friday that North Carolina’s anti-abortion 'Choose Life' license plates violated the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

In his 21-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox said that the state Legislature’s decision to offer a 'Choose Life' license plate, while refusing to offer a pro-choice alternative 'constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.'

North Carolina began offering the plates in 2011 as one of 79 specialty plates approved by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue."

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Another perversion of the "establishment" clause


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I understand the not offering a pro abortion license plate alternative, but something tells me they wouldn't hold a NAACP plate unconstitutional because there's no plate for a white advocacy group available..

Bird of Paradise said...

There gose FREE SPEECH becuase on a imperial judge Wait for our fehrer to have him apponited to the SUPEUM COURT, Judge Fox is a total disgrace

Stan B said...

The solution is simple - the alternative plate should say "Choose Death."

Anonymous said...

Stan @2:44 AM - I couldn't have said it better myself.

Anonymous said...

This one is simple. Either the state allows both viewpoints or neither.

In this case the the state choose not to allow a "pro choice" plate not once but 6 times.

The judge rightfully found that the state cannot discriminate on the basis of viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

Stan, there's a solution that's even more simple. A state license plate should display the following information ONLY, state, expiration date, tag number. AND NOTHING ELSE!

We see these problems simply because states are so desperate for revenue. But once it starts, there's no stopping it.

Anonymous said...

"desperate for revenue."

Don't these judges know that money trumps all? That is our conservative mantra.

Go Away Bird said...

Obama will want this imperial judge in his imperial court

Anonymous said...

The problem arose when they decided to make a list of 'acceptable' slogans for licence plates.
That was always going to be exclusionary and amount to viewpoint discrimination.
It is a sad state of affairs but nowadays you either allow all views or none.

Anonymous said...

I should clarify - when I said 'a sad state of affairs' I meant only that it meant less expression rather than more as many, when faced with the choice of all or none, seem to revert to 'none' rather than 'all'.

Lawrence Nagy said...

Anonymous @5:42AM, This is a pro choice plate. it is advocating a choice. Nothing more.

Kee Bird said...

Judge Fox is a total disgrace he needs to be resigned and his paychech cut back by 75%

Anonymous said...

Why does there have to be a pro abortion licence plates? The government is actively promoting it already by subsidizing Murder Inc. otherwise known as Planned Parenthood.