Federal Judge Finds North Carolina 'Choose Life' Plates UnconstitutionalSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 15:31
Federal Judge Finds North Carolina 'Choose Life' Plates Unconstitutional
by Joe Borlik,
Posted on December 10, 2012,
updated on: 11:25am, December 10, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.
U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.
Judge Fox concluded, “The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.”