Lynne Tuohy
usatoday.com
November 7, 2013

A New Hampshire man told the state’s highest court Thursday that denying him a vanity license plate that reads “COPSLIE” violates his political free speech rights.

David Montenegro, of Farmington, said he wanted the plate because he feels it epitomizes government corruption.

Lawyers for the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, who joined the case, say the current DMV regulation is unconstitutionally vague and vests too much discretion in a person behind a counter. The policy prohibits vanity plates that “a reasonable person would find offensive to good taste.”

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