States have the right to reject controversial specialty license plates, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Pete Bigelow
- Mar 30, 2015
Texas won't let a group of Confederate supporters have a specialty license plate. An upcoming decision from the Supreme Court in that case could have unforeseen implications.
- Pete Bigelow
- Mar 2, 2015
Standing on a sidewalk, Doug Odolecki holds a hand-written cardboard sign in his hands that warns motorists of a DUI checkpoint that law-enforcement officers have set up about a half mile up State Road. It reads: "Checkpoint ahead! Turn now!
- Brandon Turkus
- Jun 19, 2014
An Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!"
- Peter Bigelow
- Dec 30, 2013
Can peace be considered offensive? That's one question that may be answered in a lawsuit filed against the state of Michigan.
- AOL Autos Staff
- Jul 19, 2013
When Michael Elli of Missouri flashed his headlights to warn other drivers of an upcoming speed trap in Ellisville Mo. he didn't think he was doing anything illegal.
- George Kennedy
- Aug 1, 2012
Have you ever left your car at a metered parking spot, for just a few minutes too long, only to come back to a parking ticket? Have you ever wanted to yell at the parking enforcement officer? Well, as Jared Rapp found out, the practice is protected by the Constitution.
- Jeff Sabatini
- May 23, 2012
Count this one as a big victory for motorists. A Florida man has won his First Amendment case against the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, who wrongfully ticketed him for flashing his lights to warn other drivers of a speed trap. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Circuit Court judge not only said that the deputy who ticketed Ryan Kintner had misapplied a state law banning aftermarket flashing emergency lights, but also ruled that flashing your lights to communicate with other drivers qualifi
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Nov 8, 2011
Every conceivable medium, including art and pornography, has been drawn into figuring out where art ends and pornography begins. Now a lowly rear window in Montana has become the battleground for this contentious debate.
- Noah Joseph
- May 11, 2011
It appears as if Max Mosley has gotten whipped once again. But this time, it wasn't in an alleged S&M dungeon with a gaggle of hookers dressed up as Nazi officers, it was in no less distinguished a forum than the European Court of Human Rights.
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Dec 29, 2008
As a political statement against Maryland politician E. J. Pikpkin's run for national office, Charles Richter painted a swastika on his car next to the words "Vote Pipken" and parked it legally on a public street. The same day it was parked, a sheriff's deputy ticketed the car as abandoned. Two days later, the car was towed from the same spot. When Richter refused to pay the impound lot to get his car back, it was crushed. Richter has brought suit against the deputy, and a federal judge has just
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