Anti-abortionists in Illinois ask for a politically-charged and socially-volatile message on a license plate. They get turned down. Then they level a freedom-of-speech lawsuit.
The wingnuts are always blasting their yaps over trial lawyers and frivolous lawsuits, but their minions do idiotic crap like this. The good folks of Illinois should be up in arms over this waste of their time and money.
Suit in Ill. Over 'Choose Life' PlatesLet's make a deal. You dipsticks show us one scintilla of despair and disgust over the deaths of Iraqi babies and kids during our little excellent adventure over there, and we'll give you your stinkin' all-important license plates. Deal?
Members of a pro-adoption group upset over the state's refusal to allow "Choose Life" license plates filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing the secretary of state of violating their constitutional rights.
Choose Life Illinois, a not-for-profit group based in Grayslake, is part of a national movement pushing for yellow specialty plates stamped with the phrase "Choose Life."
In a lawsuit naming Secretary of State Jesse White as a defendant, the group said White's refusal to issue the plates without General Assembly approval violated their constitutional rights to free speech and due process.
"It is a totally subjective process that amounts to government censorship," group spokesman Dan Proft said.
The lawsuit seeks a court order barring White from issuing any new specialty plates or renewing older ones under the current process.