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    Report: MI rejects 'War Sux,' 'INF1DL' license plates, ACLU lawsuit ensues [w/video]
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    Vanity plates are a great way to test a state's limits on freedom of expression, which makes them good kindling for lawsuits. The latest license litigation comes from Michigan, where the American Civil Liberties Union has brought suit on behalf of a plaintiff against the state for rejecting the ...

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    Video: Georgia man sues state for right to have gay-themed vanity license plates
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    James Cyrus Gilbert III applied to Georgia Department of Driver Services for three vanity plates for his car: 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR and GAYGUY. All three were rejected, so now Gilbert is suing the department on the grounds that his free speech is being unfairly denied. The denial itself isn't the sole ...

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    Report: Yes, Virginia, there is a DMV board who decides what you can't put on a license plate
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    From the current issue of Car and Driver comes an interesting piece on personalized license plates, and how they are reviewed for suitability. In particular, it focuses on the process exemplified by the Word Committee, which is a board created by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles tasked ...

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    Report: "NO TAG" license plate creates parking ticket confusion in Florida
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    Vanity plates can be cool, fun to decrypt, annoying or expensive, depending on your perspective. They can be a creative way to show your willingness to pay higher taxes, but take care in making your choice. One Florida resident's choice of "NOTAG" on her vanity plate has earned her $8,000 in ...

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    Vanity plate auction puts dent in Texas deficit
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    In 2009, Texas launched a plan to raise funds by way of increasing fees attached to vanity plates. Through the website MyPlates.com, a Lone Star state resident could order the custom plate of his or her choice for a set fee. Hoping to bring in a few more bucks on the backs of license plates, ...

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    2010 Woodward: Vanity plates that make you double-take
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    Custom license plates of the Woodward Dream Cruise – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We aren't the biggest fans of most vanity plates. At the Woodward Dream Cruise, however, there are plenty of witty, snappy and mildly inappropriate plates to be seen, and we can't help but laugh (or ...

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    Report: Kansas to cease allowing motorists to have 'duplicate' personalized plates. Wait, wha?
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    Kansas is revamping the way it issues vanity plates, and it means a lot of residents are going to lose their 'duplicate' personalized plates. They're not really duplicates, though: Unlike most states, Kansas allows people in different counties to have the same alphanumeric combination, so while ...

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    Texas unveils new vanity plates to raise money for state
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    Texas' new vanity license plates – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every state in the union is facing huge budget deficits and a number have turned to license plates as a way to raise some fast cash. First was New York, which recently unveiled a new "Empire Gold" license plate. The ...

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    Woodward 2009: License plates - They're the original Twitter!
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    Woodward license plates - Click above for high-res image gallery
    These days, Twitter is all the rage as a means for the digitally inclined to communicate their thoughts in bursts of 140 characters or less. However, that 140 character limit is positively verbose compared to an older and more ...

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    Colorado pulling popular cancer awareness license plate over funding controversy?
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    Colorado's specialty "Committed to a Cure" license plate was rolled out in 2005. According to the women behind it, the goal was to "create broad awareness about the breast cancer crusade," and Coloradans have paid $50 to put the plates on their cars. A recently passed bill in the Colorado ...

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    Saudi government bans "lewd" personalized license plates including: "SEX," "ASS," and... "USA"?!
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    Saudi Arabia recently instated a new type of license plate that is expected to be fitted to 49 million cars in the kingdom. As opposed to the old Arabic-only plates, the new plates feature Arabic and Latin letters and numbers. Drivers can even request that the three letters on the lower right form ...

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    Yes, the rich really are different, even now: UK man buys license plate "1 D" for $513,000
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    The trade in personalized license plates in the UK can be big business -- the most coveted ones aren't given away, they are auctioned off at country clubs and manor houses. And in spite of a thing called "the recession" the record price paid for a specialty plate in the UK has just been broken, ...

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    Lewis Hamilton spends £200k on vanity plate
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    It is unlikely that most of us would pay for $400,000 for a personalized license plate. It is also unlikely that most of us are McLaren F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. The plate, "LEW 1S," was purchased by a real estate tycoon named Bob Lewis for under $100,000. When Lewis Hamilton decided he had to have ...

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    COOLPL8Z ROX
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    COOLPL8Z.com is the world's "coolest" vanity license plate resource on the web. Why do we say that? Well we didn't, they did, but we have to agree when one of their featured plates is so obviously near and dear to our hearts. According to the site, COOLPL8Z was launched as an online gallery of ...

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