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Man Sues Over ‘GOPALIN’ License Plate

Man Sues Over ‘GOPALIN’ License Plate

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A lawsuit filed against the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking compensation for the rejection of a man’s requested “GOPALIN” license plate.

James Linlor of Douglas County said the DMV denied his application for the “GOPALIN” plate, as well as subsequent requests for plates reading “PALIN,” “PALIN12″ and “PALIN16″ due to rules banning plates “expressing superiority of political affiliation,” the Las Vegas Sun reported Tuesday.

Linlor said an administrative law judge told the DMV it could not deny his requests for the latter three plates simply on the grounds of being “political,” but the department continued to deny his requests for a “GOPALIN” plate.

The lawsuit states Linlor filed to obtain a “GO OBAMA” plate and was approved.

“The actions of the DMV in selectively granting some ‘political’ license plate requests while denying others are unconstitutional on grounds of content and viewpoint discrimination, and should be enjoined as a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” the lawsuit states.

Bruce Breslow, director of the Nevada DMV, said Monday Linlor was issued a “GOPALIN” plate Dec. 30, 2010. He said the department is reviewing its policies.

The lawsuit is seeking attorney’s fees and injunctive relief from the DMV.

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  • s c

    I’ll believe common sense has a chance in this issue when I see a DC plate that reads FUncScam. Come on, America, avoid the rush and make our braindead bureaucrats feel like they have to actually EARN their high salaries while they’re aiding and abetting the destruction of the Constitution.

  • http://deleted Claire

    Just think–when old Blago receives his sentence (hopefully for quite a few years) he will be making my license plate!! We shall see what happens–the other governors were sent to prison, this idiot should spend 20-25 years behind bars.
    I will keep my license plate as is–I will not put the name of any politician on my plates–I prefer to use my breed of dog–my dogs are certainly more reputable.

    • Robert Smith

      The more politicians I see the better I like my dog.


      • Palin12

        My two Italian Greyhounds agree!

        • http://deleted Claire

          Palin12–IGs are sweet sweet dogs. Gotta love my dogs! I sure don’t love politicians.

      • http://deleted Claire

        Robert Smith: You got it!!

    • Palin12

      I would have loved to see the stunned look of disbelief on Blago’s defense lawyer’s faces as the guilty verdicts were returned. They thought Blago could charm the almost all female jury. Sentencing hearing next week. Gonna look good in those new bracelts!

      • Old Henry

        Palin12, I have an older sister who lives in Springfield. She told me she hopes someone gets video of Blago getting hi head shaved and then puts it up on YouTube.

        • 45caliber


          Maybe that’s the reason they found him guilty! They couldn’t stand his hair style.

          Actually, I’ve wondered if anyone checked if his hair was false and would simply lift off a bald head …

      • CJM

        Palin12: Who said Blago is really guilty? Obama and Holder should have been made to testify at the trial–but those two corrupt pieces of trash were given preferential treatment. Personally, I don’t think Blago is guilty as they say. True he had a trash-mouth conversation, but the charges were trumped up. Glad to know the authorities are hard at work keeping the real felons in office.

    • Old Henry

      Ah yes Claire, The Land of Stincoln where we have the best government money can buy….

      • http://deleted Claire

        OLD HENRY–Don’t rub more salt in the wound. I am well aware of the corruption in the state of Illinois–Keep in mind the corruption includes Republicans as well as the Democrats.

  • Glenn

    TYPICAL Government liberal’s trying to censor what they disagree with! Imagine that?

  • http://AOLe-mailwebsite Gary A McKinley

    I think the of this land is losing their freedom to do what want to do it seem like the goverment is to involved with trying destory this country. I think that we are living in what the Bible call the last day because because have you heard of the New world order.

  • ph

    it’s to be expected from harry reid’s people…govt censorship at it’s worst to say the least…it’s pretty hilarious when these bullshit lapdogs get challanged about their biased policies that they always end up with egg on their face & say their procedures & policies are under review, by them no less…that’s pretty much like a dope company investigating how lethal the poison is that they market as health care.somehow you just know what the answer will be before it ever gets off the ground…how about they be reviewed by an independent commission that ain’t bought & paid for by the govt ?

    • Don

      Where do you find one of those company’s now days, but i do agree with you !!!!


      Right-On ph Might As Well Let George Soros Approve Or Disapprove All Of The Libs Funny-Moves, Yikeess, Just Remember Liars Are Liars 24 Hours Aday. God Bless America And Sarah Palin POTUS Soon.

  • Harold Olsen

    Up until I saw the paragraph where a “Go Obama” plate was approved, I felt this guy had no case. Now I believe he does. It’s obvious the Nevada DMV are liberal Democrats and are playing politics.

    • letitsnow1

      were can i get a GOPALIN plate?

  • knights templer

    I want OBAMA LIES on my license plate made by Obama

  • Daniel

    I wonder if he has any idea that some people would read that plate as “GOP alin’ “.

  • balboaboy23

    As long as it is not obscene, one should have the right to have any license plate phrase that they want.

  • Chris

    The request mostly likely got Reid’s panties all up in a bunch!

  • 45caliber

    So “Go Obama” is okay, huh? Somehow that doesn’t surprise me …

    • http://deleted Claire

      I still see Obama/Biden stickers on cars.

  • letitsnow1

    who’s making the GO obama plates, the muslims and the d– liberals?


    Good Golly Miss Molly How Could This Lic Plate Even Be Questioned?? Sarah Palin Is The Only Politican That Both Sides Trust Daily, However The Imposter Muslim Pres Obama Without Any Papers And Forged Everthing Plus Hired Crooks On His Staff And They Can Not Hold A Candle To Postive-ly Palin. God Bless America And Sarah Palin POTUS GOPALIN Yippee.

  • CJM

    Hope Linlor wins his case against the AZ DMV–they deserve it. Anyone should be allowed to support their candidate even if it is on the License Plate. Palin still hasn’t said anything about running for office, but I hope she does.

  • Bill

    I used to refer to the POTUS as a S. O. B. until one day I uttered that expression when my house dog was nearby. She looked at me, bared her fangs and GROWLED; needless to say I have never again uttered that expression anywhere near her.


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