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    Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    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.”

    “This is a great victory for the free speech rights of all North Carolinians, regardless of their point of view on reproductive freedom,” said Chris Brook, legal director of the ACLU-NCLF.

    Brook said the government cannot create an avenue to express one side of a political issue while denying an equal opportunity to citizens with an opposing view.
    Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional | MyFOX8.com

    So.... if NC issued a “Slavery Sucks!” plate, the ACLU would sue if the state does not also offer a “Slavery Rocks!” plate?

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    How is it a victory for free speech by taking away the ability to voice a viewpoint on a license plate?
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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How is it a victory for free speech by taking away the ability to voice a viewpoint on a license plate?
    Exactly. Expressions of free speech include opinions which may not necessarily be politically correct or popular. I'm having a difficult time believing there is even a constitutional question here.
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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional | MyFOX8.com

    So.... if NC issued a “Slavery Sucks!” plate, the ACLU would sue if the state does not also offer a “Slavery Rocks!” plate?
    You miss the point..you can't offer one side of the equation and not the other.
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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Exactly. Expressions of free speech include opinions which may not necessarily be politically correct or popular. I'm having a difficult time believing there is even a constitutional question here.


    What about the rights of those who believe in the other side of the coin of the question?
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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    You miss the point..you can't offer one side of the equation and not the other.
    Its pretty clear that -I- very much got -that- point.
    You, on the other hand, missed -my- point.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How is it a victory for free speech by taking away the ability to voice a viewpoint on a license plate?
    From the article:

    Brook said the government cannot create an avenue to express one side of a political issue while denying an equal opportunity to citizens with an opposing view.
    The state was giving those apposed to abortion rights the chance to express their view through a state issued item, but not the other.
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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    Its pretty clear that -I- very much got -that- point.
    You, on the other hand, missed -my- point.
    No, your point was just kinda stupid. If slavery was an issue in the US today, and the state decided to allow one viewpoint on a license plate but not the other, then and only then would you have a point. As is, your "point" fails miserably.
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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, your point was just kinda stupid.
    Thank you for that solidly 3rd-grade response.

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    Re: Judge finds NC "Choose Life" plate unconstitutioonal

    Quote Originally Posted by H. Lee White View Post
    Thank you for that solidly 3rd-grade response.
    That you where unable to refute.
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