Is a vanity license plate considered free speech?

Does freedom of speech apply to vanity license plates? In New Hampshire, a man is taking his battle to the state’s supreme court after the Department of Motor Vehicles denied his request for a vanity plate.

So what was so bad about it? He wanted the plate to read “COPS LIE.”

A lower court said the state had the right to reject it, but the Nnew Hampshire Civil Liberties Union says it’s a question of free speech, and the group says the license plate is a political commentary that’s being suppressed by the government.

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