Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Court upholds ‘God’ plates in Indiana

From Stop the ACLU.
In a statement on the ruling, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter said that “In God We Trust” — the motto found on U.S. currency —“has found deep support among our fellow citizens.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana had challenged the “God” plate fees on behalf of Mark E. Studler, an Allen County resident who has an Environmental Trust plate for which he had to pay extra fees.Ken Falk, the legal director of the ACLU of Indiana, said the group is not yet sure whether it will appeal the appellate ruling.

The ACLU’s lawsuit claimed the Bureau of Motor Vehicles gave preferential treatment to motorists wanting the “God” plate that also features the U.S. flag because they don’t have to pay the $15 fee the BMV collects on sales of most other Indiana specialty plates.


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