PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF S. CAROLINA INC. v. ROSE, 03-1118
A statute authorizing specialty license plates imprinted with the words "Choose Life" amounts to impermissible viewpoint discrimination by the State, which has insulated itself from electoral accountability by disguising its own pro-life advocacy.
- Decided 03/22/2004
- Published 03/22/2004
Before LUTTIG, MICHAEL, and GREGORY, Circuit Judges.
United States Fourth Circuit
ARGUED:Tracey Colton Green, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellants. Carrie Y. Flaxman, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, New York, for Appellees. ONBRIEF:Henry McMaster, Attorney General, John W. McIntosh, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellants. Roger Evans, Donna Lee, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, New York; Peter L. Murphy, Law Offices of Peter L. Murphy, Columbia, South Carolina; Michael P. O'Connell, Stirling & O'connell, P.A., Charleston, South Carolina, for Appellees. Mathew D. Staver, Erik W. Stanley, Joel L. Oster, Anita L. Staver, Rena M. Lindevaldsen, Liberty, Longwood, Florida, for Amicus Curiae Liberty. J. Michael Johnson, Alliance Defense Fund, Shreveport, Louisiana, for Amici Curiae Lawyers for Life, et al.