February 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a 2011 North Carolina law that permits residents to display a license plate reading "Choose Life" is unconstitutional. North Carolina appealed to the Fourth Circuit after a federal district court judge struck down the law. The ...[read more]
October 10, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephanie Rainaud, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the fourth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Rainaud exposes the controversy associated with license plate ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that an Oklahoma man had stated a First Amendment compelled speech claim when he challenged Oklahoma's "rain god" license plates. Oklahoma's standard vehicle license plates depict a sculpture of a Native American shooting an arrow ...[read more]
January 7, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
North Carolina on Friday announced plans to appeal a ruling finding "Choose Life" license plates unconstitutional. Judge James Fox of the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled in December that "he State's offering a 'Choose Life' license plate in the absence of a pro- ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Massachusetts (ACLUM) on Tuesday filed suit to obtain records and information regarding the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) by federal law enforcement and agencies. The suit was filed in the US District Court of Massachusetts ...[read more]
September 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption charges. Nazif was accused of embezzling $10.5 million while in office. This most recent conviction will add to a previous corruption conviction in ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Monday that its affiliates in 38 states had sent letters to local and state police departments asking them to clarify how they use information obtained from automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). ALPRs are cameras mounted near roads and ...[read more]
December 21, 2011
by Zach Gordon
JURIST Guest Columnist Scott Gaylord of Elon University School of Law says a district court applied an outdated government speech test when it issued an injunction preventing North Carolina from allowing drivers to select "Choose Life" license plates, the proper test should ask if government ...[read more]
November 29, 2011
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ordered an injunction on Monday to prevent North Carolina from issuing specialty license plates that display a pro-life message, signifying a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal ...[read more]
December 7, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Joan Bertin: Cases involving messages on license plates raise a potpourri of questions with important First Amendment implications. The easiest cases are those in which the government itself creates a plate with a religious message. For example, South Carolina's legislative decision to... ...[read more]

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