The following excerpts are from Catholic News Herald:
- Federal District Court Judge James C. Fox has ruled that North Carolina cannot issue "Choose Life" license plates without offering a choice of plates with a different viewpoint.
- Fox ruled Friday that the state's attempt to offer "Choose Life" plates only is unconstitutional because it is "viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.
- The ruling comes after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of four "pro-choice automobile owners" who contended the "Choose Life" plates were state-sponsored discrimination.
- The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte, and the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, reacted to the Dec. 7 ruling that prohibits the sale of the"Choose Life" specialty license plate in North Carolina ...
Catholic News Herald - NC bishops deeply saddened at ruling about 'Choose Life' plates - Catholic news from the Diocese of Charlotte