Monday, June 09, 2003

First Amendment implications of Tennessee's new NASCAR license plates

As reported here, the Tennessee legislature has approved NASCAR license plates, which will benefit the Tennessee State Museum and Speedway Childrens' Charities.

I wonder whether, if the final design has the 3 car on it or the 8 car, then advocates of 2, 4, 5, 6, 24, and 88 might bring a lawsuit against state officials under the First Amendment claiming some kind of viewpoint discrimination. (It's just one of those racin' deals to refer to the race teams by number - the hard-luck 4 car is Southwest Virginia's own Morgan-McClure Kodak race team.)

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