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Nevada man sues DMV over rejection of ‘GOPALIN’ license plate
lasvegassun.com ^ | July 18,2011 | Jackie Valley

Posted on 07/18/2011 3:25:39 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

A Nevada man has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles alleging his rights were violated when he says the state denied his requests for personalized license plates with conservative political themes. James Linlor, a Douglas County resident, filed the complaint July 15 in U.S. District Court in Nevada. A state official said the plate eventually was issued late last year. The complaint alleges Linlor requested a personalized license plate of “GOPALIN” in 2009 and 2010

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: dmv; man; nv; sues

1 posted on 07/18/2011 3:25:48 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I completely concur with his complaint.


2 posted on 07/18/2011 3:27:37 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Unionized state workers in Nevada? What could go wrong out in Dingy Harry Land?


3 posted on 07/18/2011 3:28:55 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I thought he wanted “GOPAILIN.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

She hasn’t even announced! How could it be political? What if he meant go Palin as in, away?
Maybe he mas talking about Michael Palin the Monty Python comedian.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 3:30:46 PM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: gorush
"the DMV denied his applications, stating the request was vulgar or obscene or expressing superiority of political affiliation." Linlor says ..."

Were there any Obama issued plates they I am sure did not call obscene?

6 posted on 07/18/2011 3:33:05 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Have a bumper sticker made...Do 100 of them.

Naw...more fun to start something.

7 posted on 07/18/2011 3:33:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Wow. I never knew we had rights to certain license plates.
8 posted on 07/18/2011 3:34:00 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Boiling point

I don’t see how they can even deny “political” plates. One of my coworkers has had “GOP MAN” as a vanity plate for years,


9 posted on 07/18/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
...or expressing superiority of political affiliation.

Well of course.

10 posted on 07/18/2011 3:34:56 PM PDT by 386wt
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To: Wiggins
Wow. I never knew we had rights to certain license plates.

We deserve them. Pay through the nose and get treated like sewage by the BMV. That should give us some latitude to complain.

11 posted on 07/18/2011 3:36:37 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’m guessing that their argument will focus upon the “political affiliation” clause.


12 posted on 07/18/2011 3:38:49 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

13 posted on 07/18/2011 3:45:07 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He’d better set up 24/7 surveillance cameras. The Goons at the DMV know where he lives.


14 posted on 07/18/2011 3:46:50 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: buccaneer81

You may be right about the BMV or DMV but I am still trying to find where in the Bill of Rights are our guaranteed license plates. Since driving is a privilege and not a right I don’t think he has a case. If we were guaranteed that right I wonder what would happen if everyone wanted the same plate? I guess they would have to give it to them if it’s their right to have it. As far as latitude to complain, you certainly have the right to complain. That’s freedom of speech.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 3:47:55 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

If you pay for a speciality plate and the letters and or numbers are open (not already being used) we have a rights to pay for them. There is a TX plate that says wtf44.


16 posted on 07/18/2011 3:48:47 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Oh I see now. If no one has that license plate then a person has the right to it. If someone else has that plate than you lose your right to it. That makes a lot a sense.


17 posted on 07/18/2011 3:57:54 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins
Driving is NOT a privilege, the politicians, especially the left wing, thought that one up so they could regulate and tax us at will. Owning property is a right, along with ownership rights goes the right to USE that property, that includes driving a car. Driving is a right, just as owning and riding a horse or hooking a team to a buggy is a right. Anyone who falls for that crap about driving not being a right is totally stupid.

As I said that is a scam thought up by politicians in order to subjugate and fine the sh** out of us.

As for the license plates, it is your money and if you want to have obscene or political plates that is a persons right, because license plates are property.

18 posted on 07/18/2011 4:01:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Just did a search of available tags and GOOBAMA is available. https://dmvapp.nv.gov/dmv/vr/plateav/plateav_input.aspx


19 posted on 07/18/2011 4:03:24 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: calex59

License plates are property of the state that issues them. The state sets the guidelines for operating motor vehicles. If you violate those guidelines the state can revoke them. Anyone who doesn’t believe this is stupid.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 4:10:12 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: rawhide
So is this...


21 posted on 07/18/2011 4:14:48 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!


22 posted on 07/18/2011 4:15:14 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: buccaneer81


23 posted on 07/18/2011 4:17:42 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Paladin2

You’re right, it sure is ailin’!


24 posted on 07/18/2011 4:19:16 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rintense
I had a friend in Massachusetts with "FUBAR" and they refused to renew it one year. The RMV said they had gotten a complaint.

On the other extreme, I used to see a car parked near my wife's work that had an Ohio plate that said, "SMEGMA." How that got approved, I'll never know.

25 posted on 07/18/2011 4:20:04 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Bruce Breslow, director of the Nevada DMV, said Monday he’s not sure why Linlor brought a lawsuit this month because the “GOPALIN” plate was issued Dec. 30, 2010.

Was it issued to Linlor when he requested in 2009? If not, he has a case as far as I'm concerned.



26 posted on 07/18/2011 4:20:21 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He’d have to get a “take-a-number” machine for all the moonbats lining up to key his paint.


27 posted on 07/18/2011 4:20:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: buccaneer81

I saw a black gentleman with the plate ‘EX SLAVE’.


28 posted on 07/18/2011 4:23:40 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense

Interestingly, "NOPALIN" is also available but "NOOBAMA" is not.

29 posted on 07/18/2011 4:26:51 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Aren’t you worried about the newspaper’s shysters from coming after you, driving you into penury, for posting an excerpt from the LasVegas Sun? /s


30 posted on 07/18/2011 4:31:49 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rintense
I saw a black gentleman with the plate ‘EX SLAVE’.

He must have been 170 years old.

31 posted on 07/18/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Wiggins

“but I am still trying to find where in the Bill of Rights are our guaranteed license plates”

ALL Political speech is PROTECTED SPEECH. Period.

Even if you don’t like it, even if it’s a lie, all political speech is protected by the Constitution.


32 posted on 07/18/2011 4:49:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: buccaneer81; rintense
I saw a black gentleman with the plate ‘EX SLAVE’.

He must have been 170 years old.

Or maybe his ex-wife got remarried.

33 posted on 07/18/2011 5:05:29 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: calex59
Owning property is a right, along with ownership rights goes the right to USE that property, that includes driving a car.

"WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"

It looks as if the Founding Fathers agree with you. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness covers a lot of ground.
Needless to say, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

34 posted on 07/18/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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To: Polybius

Excellent point.


35 posted on 07/18/2011 5:09:18 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: tcrlaf

You still haven’t answered my question.


36 posted on 07/18/2011 5:46:06 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

What part of the point is that is if were GOOBAMA, GOREID,GOANYDEMOCRATSNAMEHERE GOPOGRESSIVEDEMOCRAT they would have never said no don’t you seem to understand?


37 posted on 07/18/2011 9:10:40 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Wiggins

What part of, the point is; that if it was GOOBAMA, GOREID,GOANYDEMOCRATSNAMEHERE GOPROGRESSIVEDEMOCRAT; they would have never said no, don’t you seem to understand?


38 posted on 07/18/2011 9:13:17 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Sacajaweau
We should ALL have this plate FREE we all paid for them already.


39 posted on 07/18/2011 9:19:44 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Don’t you know it’s not polite to shout.


40 posted on 07/18/2011 9:33:21 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

The only unpolite thing I did was typo it and it went through twice. It was no more shouting than GOPALIN. It was showing the various plates. I could go order a special plate that says WIGGENSDIVERTSREPLIESTOHIMWITHMISSMANNERSSUBTLECRAP and I will betcha I paid for it already in taxes three times before the 100 bucks I would pay.


41 posted on 07/18/2011 9:48:15 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Now, now, now. You are violating the posting terms at Free Republic by making this a personal argument. That’s not nice. I was trying have a polite discussion but you are making it personal. You also spelled Wiggins wrong.


42 posted on 07/18/2011 10:23:00 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

I spelled it correctly this is your wife,correct?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XndlrDygsc


43 posted on 07/18/2011 10:33:17 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

You spelled it Wiggens. That’s not me and you are not being nice. Remember, be nice.


44 posted on 07/18/2011 10:47:30 PM PDT by Wiggins
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