License Plate Design, Government Speech

Governments can speak too, and the United States Supreme Court held in the summer of 2015 that a specialty license plate design falls under the category of government speech and governments can speak for themselves.

Government Speech
Government Speech

Usually, free speech is not thought about in terms of the government.  But when government speaks, it is not barred by the Free Speech Clause from determining the content of what it says.  The government is free to promote an idea, or take a position.1

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