Nevada lawsuit filed over ‘GOPALIN’ license plate
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada’s state motor vehicles director says he’ll review thousands of personalized license plates issued to state residents after a northern Nevada man filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was unconstitutionally blocked from obtaining a custom “GOPALIN” vehicle tag.
DMV chief Bruce Breslow and a state attorney general spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Monday they can’t comment on the lawsuit that James Linlor filed July 15 in U.S. District Court in Reno.
But they noted that Linlor was granted a GOPALIN plate last December.
Linlor’s lawyer didn’t immediately respond to messages from AP.
The civil lawsuit was first reported by the Las Vegas Sun.
It alleges discrimination because the state issued other politically inspired license plates, including GOGREEN, DMOCRAT, AL GORE, DEAN, HILLARY and RONPAUL before Linlor’s choice was approved.