ACLU threatens lawsuit over vanity license plates
Bureaucrats exercising arbitrary judgment in conflict with First Amendment, group argues
Should state bureaucrats in Pierre be the arbiters of speech that is offensive to good taste and decency?
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota says no.
The ACLU has put the state on notice that it could face legal action for its policies regarding personalized vanity license plates. The civil rights organization has notified Attorney General Marty Jackley and Department of Revenue Secretary Michael Houdyshell that they have 14 days to approve all vanity plates denied since Aug. 1, 2022, on grounds of “connotations offensive to good taste and decency.”
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