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ACLU of North Carolina v. Conti

ACLU of North Carolina v. Conti

Federal court challenge to North Carolina decision to issue a pro-life license plate, while refusing to approve a pro-choice license plate. In November 2011, the U.S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction to prevent the plates from being distributed. In December 2012, the U.S. District Court found the law unconstitutional under the First Amendment and issued a permanent injunction. Current Status: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the U.S. District Court’s ruling. The state petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision. (See the law here. See the 2011 court opinion here. See the 2012 court opinion here. See the 4th Circuit opinion here.)