National News

Court to rule on vanity plate challenge

By The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is deciding whether the state violated the free speech rights of a man who wanted "COPSLIE" on his licence plate.

The court is expected to rule Wednesday in the case of David Montenegro, who wanted the plate to protest government corruption.

The state prohibits plates that "a reasonable person would find offensive to good taste," but the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union argued that the law is unconstitutionally vague.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Richard Head argued that state workers were right to deny the plate, because the phrase disparages an entire class of people — police officers.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Westbank Country Opry honour one of their own
 
Const. Neil Bruce student thinks of others this Christmas
 
Burtynsky and Carr exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery
Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
 
Meet the 2014 Citizen of the Year
 
Tense council Monday night
Penticton family flying over random act of kindness
 
Possible link between bank robberies
 
Playpen donates to help animals

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.