Monday, November 28, 2011

BREAKING: Injunction Issued Against 'Choose Life' License Plates

From NC ACLU, via Policy Watch:
"During this year’s legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 289, which authorized the issuance of a 'Choose Life' license plate. However, the legislature repeatedly refused to authorize a plate that supported the countervailing position in favor of reproductive freedom. Six amendments were proposed in the legislature to authorize an additional new plate that stated either, 'Trust Women. Respect Choice,' or simply 'Respect Choice.' The legislature rejected all six amendments. As such, the lawsuit alleges that the State is engaging in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment."
U.S. District Judge James C. Fox granted a preliminary against the anti-abortion license plates this morning.

Keeping count on how many new laws passed by the Republican majority in the NC General Assembly have now drawn the negative attention of various judges? We're up to at least three.

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