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1 KingKenrod  Mon, Dec 10, 2012 2:29:49pm

I don't have a quibble with the outcome, but the judge's reasoning ("viewpoint discrimination") seems absurd, for the simple reason that it suggests that if the state offers any viewpoint, then it has to offer every viewpoint, even ones that run contrary to the public good. Also I just don't see license plates as a venue for private speech (which is what the judge found in his ruling).

2 wrenchwench  Mon, Dec 10, 2012 2:35:41pm

re: #1 KingKenrod

I don't have a quibble with the outcome, but the judge's reasoning ("viewpoint discrimination") seems absurd, for the simple reason that it suggests that if the state offers any viewpoint, then it has to offer every viewpoint, even ones that run contrary to the public good. Also I just don't see license plates as a venue for private speech (which is what the judge found in his ruling).

Did you read the decision? I only got about halfway through, but it addresses those things at length. Law drives me crazy because it's so much based on precedent, not necessarily common sense.

3 Flavia  Mon, Dec 10, 2012 10:43:21pm

Yeah, the headline was a rifle misleading. It wasn't just the "Choose Life" that was unconstitutional - it was the refusal to allow an opposing viewpoint based solely on personal (religious) prejudices.

4 Destro  Tue, Dec 11, 2012 2:46:14am

I wonder if "Satan Rules" plate will be allowed?


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