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Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages
Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages

Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court last week over whether Texas can refuse to issue license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag to the group Sons of Confederate Veterans should sound familiar. In the late 1990s, the same group prevailed in a similar lawsuit against Maryland, winning the right to have the Confederate flag — part of its logo — on Maryland plates under the state's program for nonprofit group tags. Since then, 409 vehicles and 61 motorcycles have been issued the group's Confederate plates in Maryland, and 151 vehicles and 27 motorcycles still bear them today, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration said. The local lawsuit, which the...

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