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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Federal judge ruled Christian-themed license plates unconstitutional

On November 10, 2009, a judge for the US District Court for the District of South Carolina ruled that license plates produced by the state bearing a picture of a cross in front of a stained glass window and the words "I Believe" violate the US Constitution. Judge Cameron Currie ruled that the I Believe Act, which allows the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue the plates "violates the Establishment Clause of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution by advancing, endorsing, and promoting religion."

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