Friday, September 12, 2014

Statements on license plates: Supreme Court asked to hear two cases.

Statements on license plates raise interesting First Amendment issues.  The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to hear two cases on these issues.  I think Wooley v. Maynard was correctly decided, but there are still a lot of unanswered issues. Stay tuned.


  1. Other than a state motto, personal views are just that, personal and don't belong on license plates. State coffers would be better served by investing in bumper stickers.

  2. I agree. As an atheist, I get a regular doses of fear and loathing from bible pounders. License plate proclamations are simply another arrow in the communications quiver of folks who demand that everyone adhere to their personal philosophy. I have never been in anyone's face with my belief system, but suffer frequent disrespect from Jesus freaks getting in mine. I used to keep my views a secret, but found that doing so supported the conclusion that I subscribed to the batshit nonsense preached by the rapturous, and that only increased my exposure. We have a cultural problem, I'm afraid.