Vermont settles case on John 3:16 vanity license plate

Earlier this month the state of Vermont dropped its case against a resident who sought a religious-themed vanity license plate for his car. In 2004, Shawn Byrne of West Rutland requested the license plate JN36TN. The personalized plate referred to the oft-quoted Bible passage John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave [...]

"Cannibalistic" Virginia license plate revoked; The Maine Plate offers alternatives.

A vanity license plate that had become a well-known internet joke was revoked after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles deemed it potentially offensive. The words “EATTHE” appeared on Virginia’s Kids First license plate, which when put together read “Eat the kids first.” According to the plate’s owner, the DMV received several complains about the [...]

Atheist wins appeal on vanity license plate

The North Dakota Department of Transportation initially refused to give a Fargo man his choice of a vanity license plate – ISNOGOD. Brian Magee, an atheist, appealed the decision and DOT Director Francis Ziegler overturned it last week. According to the Bismark Tribune web site, “Magee had argued in his appeal that he had seen [...]