Court to hear arguments in ‘Choose Life’ license plates case

Judge finds NC 'Choose Life' plates unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear arguments next Wednesday questioning the constitutionality of a “Choose Life” license plate without an alternative, the Charlotte Observer reports.

In December 2012, U.S. District Court Judge James Fox ruled North Carolina cannot issue the plates without offering a choice of plates with alternative viewpoints.

Fox’s ruling came 15 months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of four “pro-choice automobile owners” who contended the “Choose Life” plates were state-sponsored discrimination.

Next Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation and the state will argue before the Court of Appeals.

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