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License plate slogans: Allow any or none
License plate slogans: Allow any or none

The prosaic purpose of a license plate is to identify the vehicle and the state in which it was registered. But some states offer — for an extra fee — specialty license plates that allow the owner of a car or truck to incorporate his or her favorite cause in the design of the plate, with proceeds sometimes going to a charity associated with that cause. Many of these causes are uncontroversial, but not all. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about the state of Texas' refusal to issue a specialty plate to the Sons of Confederate Veterans because it would feature the group's logo, which includes the Confederate Battle Flag. Many people see the flag as an...

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