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Supreme Court Refuses Pro-Life Vanity Plate Case

(CN) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an anti-abortion group's claim that Illinois' refusal to create "Choose Life" vanity license plates discriminated against their pro-life message.

Choose Life Illinois Inc. got more than 25,000 signatures to create the specialty license plate, but state officials refused to issue one because they said they didn't want to take an official position on the abortion issue. The group sued, arguing that they were discriminated against.

But the Supreme Court let stand the 7th Circuit's decision in 2008 that said the state didn't have to enter the abortion debate.

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