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'Taste', 'decency' standards for South Dakota vanity plates unconstitutional, state admits

Posted on AllSides December 12th, 2023
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• South Dakota will no longer deny vanity plate applications for messages deemed "offensive to good taste and decency." • The state conceded that the standard was an unconstitutional free speech violation as part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union. • The ACLU sued on behalf of Lyndon Hart, whose application for "REZWEED" plates to promote his pro-marijuana business was denied because of the standard. South Dakota officials will no longer deny applications for personalized license plates based on whether the plate's message is deemed to be...

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