Nevada DMV - Rejects GOPALIN Plate as Vulgar, Approves Go Obama

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Nevada man sues DMV over rejection of ‘GOPALIN’ license plate

By Jackie Valley (contact)
Published Monday, July 18, 2011
11:08 a.m.
Updated Monday, July 18, 2011
12:11 p.m.

A Nevada man has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles alleging his rights were violated when he says the state denied his requests for personalized license plates with conservative political themes.

James Linlor, a Douglas County resident, filed the complaint July 15 in U.S. District Court in Nevada. A state official said the plate eventually was issued late last year.

The complaint alleges Linlor requested a personalized license plate of “GOPALIN” in 2009 and 2010, but the DMV denied his applications, stating the request was "vulgar or obscene or expressing superiority of political affiliation."
Read more at The Las Vegas Sun