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Judge finds NC ‘Choose
Life’ plates unconstitutional

Fox8 News [Greensboro, NC], by Joe Borlick

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/10/2012 3:17:52 PM

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.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/10/2012 3:20:16 PM     (No. 9058125)

Easy! Have a Choose Life plate, and have a Choose Death plate. That should make the Judge happy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 12/10/2012 3:20:16 PM     (No. 9058124)

I agree; they should sell "Choose Death" plates, since that is the oposition.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/10/2012 3:24:12 PM     (No. 9058133)

#2 beat me to it, I wonder how many will opt for a "choose death" plate......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/10/2012 3:31:32 PM     (No. 9058145)

So this means that all those license plates promoting ´good´ causes must have an opposite....If you have a ´Save the Whales´ one then you must also have a ´Kill the Whales´ plate offered.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/10/2012 3:35:37 PM     (No. 9058152)

Kentucky has a Choose Life plate. I think I´ll get one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pam, 12/10/2012 3:36:46 PM     (No. 9058158)

Since when is there viewpoint discrimination?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/10/2012 3:37:18 PM     (No. 9058159)

Not reported is that the judge also ruled on some other controversial license plates:

1) "Save the Polar Bears" is no longer acceptable unless there is a plate that says "Slaughter the Polar Bears".

2) "Support Breast Cancer Research" must be balanced by "Let the Hags Die".

3) "Visualize World Peace" must have a counterpart that says "Cheering for the Apocalypse".



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Reply 8 - Posted by: sunnyday, 12/10/2012 3:38:10 PM     (No. 9058161)

Florida has them. Isn´t it time for this insane crap to end?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strikingviking, 12/10/2012 3:41:48 PM     (No. 9058169)

To the denizens of the Left, "Choose Life" is hate speech.

They define hate speech as any opinion with which they disagree.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: texas_gop, 12/10/2012 3:45:08 PM     (No. 9058175)

"Choose Life" does not have to be tied to the abortion issue. Against guns, "Choose Life" could apply. Stupid ruling, judge from Idiocracy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/10/2012 3:48:40 PM     (No. 9058183)

Alabama has Choose Life plates, although I can´t really afford to pay $75 for one. But why doesn´t the N.C. legislature just approve a plate for pro choice people? At least we would know who they are and avoid them whenever possible.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/10/2012 3:53:13 PM     (No. 9058191)

That is stupid because there is nothing that says "Choose Life" has to only be about abortion. It just means "choose life". That is all it means, technically. What an idiot judge. He doesn´t know anything about the Constitution. The Constitution is about "life" anyway!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: gerty, 12/10/2012 3:54:19 PM     (No. 9058193)

Fellow L-dotters have adequately presented the absurdity of the NC Judge´s find.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Judith, 12/10/2012 4:00:56 PM     (No. 9058203)

Freedom of speech is dead and gone. I can´t, in all good conscience, say long live the dictator.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/10/2012 4:00:56 PM     (No. 9058204)

Those who want ´Choose Life´ on their plates should switch to plates that say ´Respect Life´. ´Respect Life´ could be anti-abortion or anti-death penalty or just about anything you want it to mean.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/10/2012 4:02:10 PM     (No. 9058208)

Activist Judges have got to go, in fact I think that they are unconstitutional../

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Reply 17 - Posted by: john56, 12/10/2012 4:02:34 PM     (No. 9058209)

I was thinking "Kill Babies" would be a reasonable alternative for the pro-abortion-on-demand-especially-with-your-tax-money crowd.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JLoophole, 12/10/2012 4:02:36 PM     (No. 9058210)

So now the words "choose life" are unconstitutional. Well, that pretty much strikes down the very words in the Declaration of Independence now, doesn´t it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bjnealeigh, 12/10/2012 4:13:31 PM     (No. 9058238)

Whatever makes no sense, democrats are all into it. The dumber the better. Choose death, that´s really good. Maybe this judge should put a plate on his car that says, choose death. The world would be better off.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: curious1, 12/10/2012 4:28:07 PM     (No. 9058265)

If the NC guv had the spine, they could just ignore the judge. Just like the IRS, when they don´t like the results of a court case, they just say they´re not in compliance - basically daring the judge to do anything about it

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Reply 21 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/10/2012 4:28:33 PM     (No. 9058267)

Face it, judges are chosen for their ideology, not the adherence to the law or Constitution, of which they take an oath to uphold.

The 1st Amendment states our right to free speech. It says nothing of the `absence` of speech.

We are living in a land run by morons.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/10/2012 4:34:38 PM     (No. 9058276)

We could help NC come up with a rival plate for the deathers: How about ´Choose Murder´? How about ´Squish that Baby´? Or, ´Trash the Birth Product´?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/10/2012 4:39:49 PM     (No. 9058286)

And the there were 536.....seeing as how this Federal Judge......all bow before his wisdom.....just rurned NC unto a full fledged member of Congress.....

"CONGRESS shall make no law regarding the establishment..."

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/10/2012 4:44:39 PM     (No. 9058293)

Ronald Reagan didn´t see this coming when he appointed James C. Fox.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: penelopewaits, 12/10/2012 4:48:36 PM     (No. 9058303)

How about a license plate that says: Choose ----, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Would that be unconstitutional?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: veritas, 12/10/2012 4:54:24 PM     (No. 9058321)

Lessee...

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

1. Where in the wide, wide world of sports is "viewpoint discrimination" prohibited in the above?
2. The First applies to the US House and Senate ["Congress shall..."], not to state legislatures.
3. Sloganeering should be carried out on license plate frames, sold at retail, not incorporated into license plates. Their purpose is to identify a vehicle for traffic-law purposes.
4. Doesn´t look like the judge reasons rigorously.
5. Speaking of which -- the decision seems to require every matter to have only for or against sides. So, to offer one example, where would that leave the state´s agnostics? Though I guess they could put an atheist plate on the front of the car and a believer´s plate on the back. Or vice-versa. Maybe.
6. That, #4, is just a pro-sushi plate.
7. I do see a problem for Illinois. They´ll need much bigger plates to get a "Babies Not Killed by Abortions Should Die Without Medial Care in Hospital Linen Closets Like Obama Wants" on them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 12/10/2012 5:10:58 PM     (No. 9058357)

It appears that they have already taken "Choose Life" off of North Carolina´s list of approved specialized license plates.

https://edmv-sp.dot.state.nc.us/sp/SpecialPlatesList?category=special

I notice that they still offer the highly discriminatory "Save the Sea Turtle" and "Share the Road" plates without offering offsetting "Kill the Sea Turtle" and "Hog the Road" plates.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ann, 12/10/2012 5:19:56 PM     (No. 9058384)

I´m in Florida and I have a Choose Life plate.....it´s bright yellow with cute little stick chldren....very innocuous, but to the point.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 12/10/2012 5:30:50 PM     (No. 9058402)

How much for a "Proud NC Baby Killer" plate?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/10/2012 5:47:44 PM     (No. 9058429)

This seems to me to be a state issue in which a federal judge has no jurisdiction. The judicial branch is out of control! NC should tell this judge to "Take a hike!"

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wendybird, 12/10/2012 5:56:16 PM     (No. 9058445)

Do not call this judge a "lunatic".

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ynaught, 12/10/2012 6:21:46 PM     (No. 9058484)

Maybe NC´s First in Flight motto needs to be First in Flight From Any Controversy Involving the Pro-Abort Crowd!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: billkoch, 12/10/2012 8:03:11 PM     (No. 9058596)

There are idiots and there are judges and I can´t tell the difference.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/10/2012 8:15:33 PM     (No. 9058607)

How about one that says "Chop Off The TaTa´s"?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 12/10/2012 8:35:36 PM     (No. 9058619)

Those who are saying "Choose Death" is the correct opposite are exactly correct. The "Choose Life" slogan is not the literal opposite of "Pro Choice," and any claim that it is should be fought vigorously in court.

They want to have an equal voice? Let them take the precise opposite position.

But they have achieved (for now) their primary purpose, to silence those who call a life a life.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: privateer, 12/10/2012 9:30:31 PM     (No. 9058664)

And the opposite of Illinois´ "Land Of Lincoln" is naturally: "Land of Obama"

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Reply 37 - Posted by: LaVallette, 12/11/2012 4:53:53 AM     (No. 9058902)

Progressive liberal obfuscation at its best.
The judiciary is has become the champions of advancing the liberal agenda and have ceased to even try to project the appearance of even handed arbitrators. How a "choose Life" slogan offends against the First Amendment defies even the most creative "umbra within the penumbra" imagination.

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