Friday, November 17, 2006

Objector To License Photo Requirement May Sue For Injunction

In Martin v. State of Oklahoma, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83015 (ED OK, Nov. 14, 2006), an Orthodox Jew who objected on religious grounds to having his photo taken sued for monetary and injunctive relief after the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety refused to renew his non-photo commercial drivers license. The court dismissed a number of the claims on 11th Amendment and qualified immunity grounds, but allowed plaintiff to proceed with his claim for prospective injunctive relief.