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

Posted on: 7:43 pm, October 23, 2013, by

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.