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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 10:27 PM

An example of Republican rule in North Carolina

I just heard this one on the radio this afternoon while out in the car. A federal appeals court just ruled 2-1 upholding 2011 legislation pushed the North Carolina state legislature that allows the state to sell specialty license plates that are anti-choice ("Choose Life" while not allowing the sale of license plates with a pro choice message ("Respect Choice".

Here is a story on it.


"We now conclude that specialty license plates issued under North Carolina's program amount to government speech and that North Carolina is therefore free to reject license plate designs that convey messages with which it disagrees," Chief Judge William Traxler wrote in the appeals court's majority decision.

North Carolina native and appeals court Judge James Wynn dissented, saying the other two judges were misreading the implications of the Supreme Court's Texas case. He said expressions on license plates aren't purely the government's expression of messages it approves. Legislators themselves recognized that the tags were intended to be a forum for private expression by the people who buy them.>

The North Carolina primary is one of the primaries next Tuesday. Does anybody know how to pass a local issue like this on the Sanders campaign?

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Thu Mar 10, 2016, 10:29 PM

1. NC has been freakin' boned under McRory, Duke Power mouthpiece that he is.


There's nothing for it but to get people turned out for local and state elections.

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