Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Supreme Court Denies Review In Oklahoma License Plate Controversy

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court denied certorari in Cressman v. Thompson,  (Docket No. 15-709, cert. denied 3/21/2016) (Order List). In the case, the 10th Circuit rejected a compelled speech challenge to Oklahoma's vehicle license plates whose design show a Native American shooting an arrow towards the sky. Plaintiff claimed that the depiction is based on a Native American legend, and in violation of his Christian beliefs the depiction teaches there are multiple gods and that the arrow is an intermediary for prayer. (See prior posting.) AP reports on the Court's denial of review. [Thanks to Tom Rutledge for the lead.]