Suit: Nev. DMV Biased vs. Palin, Conservatives

Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 11:31 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles allows vanity license plates containing liberal messages, but nixes ones with conservative ones, claims a lawsuit against the agency, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun.

James Linlor’s complaint alleges that his application for plates that had “GOPALIN” and similar messages were rejected in 2009 and 2010 because of their being “vulgar or obscene or expressing superiority of political affiliation.” A judge overturned the DMV’s prohibition against political plates, but continued to reject Linlor’s plates, says his suit.

Linlor then found that the DMV had allowed vanity plates celebrating Democratic leaders and causes, including “GOGREEN,” “DMOCRAT,” “AL GORE,” and “HILLARY,” but had rejected plates such as “REPBLCN” and “BUSH,” his suit alleges.

“The actions of the DMV in selectively granting some ‘political’ license plate requests while denying others are unconstitutional on grounds of content and viewpoint discrimination, and should be enjoined as a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” says Linlor’s suit.

The Nevada DMV is reviewing its policies, reports the Sun. Its director, Bruce Breslow, said, “I would not have denied” Linlor’s plate honoring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Interfaith Group Objects to Ground Zero Museum Film on al-Qaida

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 16:54 PM

A seven-minute documentary film to be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City is sparking co . . .

Georgia Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Rights Bill Into Law

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 16:35 PM

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a broad expansion of gun carry rights into law on Wednesday, allowing legal gun owne . . .

FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 15:27 PM

The mother of a teenager who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash is suing the bus compan . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved