Wednesday, May 02, 2007

California Can Require Social Security Number For Driver's License

In Harris v. Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31283 (ND CA, April 17, 2007), a California federal district court rejected a free exercise challenge to California's requirement that a person applying for a drivers' license present a social security number. Smiley Harris, a minister in the Church of Greater Faith and Redemption, in a wide-ranging group of claims, argued that his congregation forbids use or possession of a social security number, believing that it is the "mark of the beast".