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Rhode Island Bar Journal Article

Another Win for the First Amendment

Posted by Keith G. Langer | Oct 02, 2020 | 2 Comments

 
A Rhode Island Tesla owner requested FKGAS as his vanity plate. The Rhode Island DMV refused to issue it, claiming it was obscene.
 
Challenging the denial as arbitrary and capricious, and showing the DMV had no actual criteria other than complaints from those denied, he went to Federal court.
 
The judge found that the DMV did, indeed, have no criteria, both approved and denied the same plate requests, and issued others that were arguably offensive.
 
In a well-researched and reasoned decision, the court DENIED the DMV's Motion to Dismiss and GRANTED the Plaintiff's Injunction. He will get his FKGAS plate.
 
https://ecf.rid.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2020cv0126-22

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Keith G. Langer

Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law SERVING NORFOLK COUNTY, MA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS Solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation, collections, family law and administrative law, particularly firearms licensing.Professional Qualifications: One of the longest-serving member of the Firear...

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Chip Lennon Reply

Posted Oct 03, 2020 at 14:53:11

Very proud of your work.

Keith G. Langer Reply

Posted Oct 04, 2020 at 10:57:40

No credit to me; I just passed on the good news.

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