‘Choose Life’ plates appeal heard in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — A North Carolina assistant attorney general pushed for a federal appeals court to allow anti-abortion license plates without allowing plates for the opposing view.

Kathryne Hathcock asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond to overturn a U.S. District Court ruling that only offering the “Choose Life” license plates violates the first amendment.

The appeal argues the state is entitled to use specialty license plates.

ACLU attorneys argued that allowing the plates is an example of viewpoint discrimination.

The court could take several weeks to reach a verdict.