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Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional
FOX8 WGHP ^ | 12/10/12 | Joe Borlik

Posted on 12/10/2012 8:40:42 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks

Edited on 12/10/2012 8:46:47 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: abortion; chooselife; moralabsolutes; prolife; ruling
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To: bigbob

How about.....Kill a Baby today!!


21 posted on 12/10/2012 9:02:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Clint N. Suhks

How about “Don’t Choose Death”?


22 posted on 12/10/2012 9:04:02 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ilovesarah2012

And you are paying them for their services. ACLU is primarily tax funded in that if and when they, or others, bring a lawsuit regarding individula rights and they win, the Feds pays for all billed costs. Thatis why they ACLU is always on the hunt for winnable cases that will be brought before their friend is the federal courts.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 9:06:22 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: jaydubya2

I find nothing unconstitutionla about it. It’s a free speech issue. Because it’s a government issued plate?? So what....it’s person specific and bought and paid for.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 9:06:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Use bumper stickers....lots of them....The state and the courts can go to hell.


25 posted on 12/10/2012 9:09:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

“Save the Manatees”, “Protect Wildlife”, “Kill the Babies”.
What a country!


26 posted on 12/10/2012 9:10:56 AM PST by cumbo78
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To: Clint N. Suhks
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.”

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.

Does this so-called judge not realize that "LIFE" is the very reason why there is a first amendment? The amendments were laid down to support the Bill of Rights, most notably the need to protect LIFE. Yes, and that is also why the second amendment was established.

Maybe the judge did not notice that the amendment he cited says: "Congress shall make no law...prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

27 posted on 12/10/2012 9:11:39 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Sacajaweau

State’s rights too.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 9:12:04 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Sometimes it seems like it’s really a toss up whether these judges are politically biased or just stupid. Beck does these low brow shows where he calls quick stop markets to ask them simple questions and mock the poor clerks’ ignorance. Maybe he should be calling Federal judges.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 9:13:24 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

ACLU is evil. Now there is a license plate message.


30 posted on 12/10/2012 9:16:52 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Slyfox

We the people understand instinctively that society has a compelling interest in protecting life. One only has to look at an elderly person and then look at an infant, and the connection becomes painfully obvious. Without infants, there can be no elderly.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 9:20:23 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

RESPECT LIFE
KILL BABIES NOW

SAVE THE MANATEES
SLAUGHTER THE MANATEES

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
DESTROY PUBLIC LANDS


32 posted on 12/10/2012 9:25:25 AM PST by lesko
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To: fwdude

Personally, I don’t like the message license plates at all. A plate is supposed to identify the registration info of a vehicle. That’s it.

That would be true if a vehicle was primarily an object to haul people and things.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 9:30:41 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: annieokie

I like it!


34 posted on 12/10/2012 9:31:18 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Clint N. Suhks
NC Special Plate guidelines:

... It takes 300 members to apply and pay the extra $10 to $30 fee.


35 posted on 12/10/2012 9:41:17 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right." - Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: Cicero

Guy’s probably feeling guilty for all the abortions he paid for.


36 posted on 12/10/2012 9:42:29 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: lesko

yes we have wildlife advocacy plates in this State. So to be fair we also must have a Destroy Wildlife plate as well according to this Loony logic.


37 posted on 12/10/2012 9:43:21 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Slyfox
Maybe the judge did not notice that the amendment he cited says: "Congress shall make no law...prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

The judge read the "Congress" part to fluff it off as not applying whatsoever to the Judiciary. Of course, making "law" from the bench is fine.

38 posted on 12/10/2012 9:51:12 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The plate doesnt say “Ban Abortion” it says “Choose Life” which means people get to choose.


39 posted on 12/10/2012 9:57:45 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
WTF, How is this even a Federal issue? Talk about an activist judge.
40 posted on 12/10/2012 10:01:58 AM PST by WHBates
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