The Supreme Court has not agreed to review the merits of any First Amendment challenges to state-issued license plates since a 1977 ruling on the constitutionality of plates bearing New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto. But earlier this month, a 6th Circuit decision in a case challenging Tennessee's "Choose Life" specialty license plate program created not one, but two circuit splits. Attorney Howard J. Bashman explains why this controversy seems destined to land at the high court's door.
'Choose Life' Tags Appear Headed to Supreme Court
Special to Law.com
March 27, 2006
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