COPSLIE vanity plate case reaches New Hampshire Supreme Court
"The Division of Motor Vehicles has a regulations which prohibits vanity license plates containing messages which the DMV believes a reasonable person would find offensive to good taste. That regulation does not meet constitutional standards," human said. Human applied for the plate in 2010, but was given an alternate choice, GR8GOVT, instead.
The DMV is represented by the state's Associate Attorney General Richard Head, who told Reuters, "The primary purpose of a plate is to identify motor vehicles, not to engage in public debate."
The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union doesn't see it that way, though, arguing that the DMV's position is "unconstitutionally vague, overbroad and viewpoint discriminatory," according to court filings obtained by Reuters. And while it does sound like this is a case of someone simply exercising his First Amendment rights, we're left wondering if driving around with a license plate calling people with guns and ticket books liars won't draw the wrong type of attention to your cause.
Have your say about the issue down in Comments. Is human right, or is his plate really that inappropriate?
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