TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – The Sons of Confederate Veterans have won a free speech case against the state of Florida over the creation of a specialty license plate.
Judge John Antoon said Thursday that Florida’s specialty license plate law limited the free speech of the Confederate group. The law had allowed the state Legislature to decide whether a group can get a specialty license plate.READ MORE: 'Primary Goal Is Active Shooter Response': Miami-Dade Police Priority Response Team Trains For Whatever Comes Its Way
Antoon said the law would give the Florida Legislature the ability to decline an application for a specialty plate based on a group’s viewpoint or political ideology.READ MORE: Rojas Homers And Gets 3 Hits As Marlins Beat Nationals 5-1
The Sons of Confederate Veteran’s application was approved by the Florida DMV. A bill for a Confederate heritage license plate was introduced in the Legislature in 2008, but no action was ever taken on the proposal.MORE NEWS: Companies Ask For Rate Hikes In Virtual Hearings With Florida’s Office Of Insurance Regulation
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