Michigan gives up fight over 'WAR SUX' license plate
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:30:25 GMT —
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state of Michigan has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a restrictive policy on personalized license plates.
The Secretary of State says David DeVarti of Ann Arbor can get a plate that says "WAR SUX." The agency also will stop enforcing a law that allows it to reject plates that could be "offensive to good taste and decency."
It could develop a new policy.
A Grand Rapids federal judge approved the settlement Wednesday. In May, Judge Gordon Quist said the restriction was too broad and unconstitutional.
The state had defended its rejection of an anti-war license plate, saying children riding in cars needed to be protected from seeing "WAR SUX."
The state will pay $21,500 to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, which filed the lawsuit.
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