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It might be time to reconsider that license plate frame boasting your allegiance to your favorite baseball team, charitable cause or alma mater, especially if you’re driving in The Hawkeye State.
The Iowa Supreme Court just ruled that drivers whose cars display the frames can be stopped if they obscure the small print below the plate numbers. The decision ended a five-year court battle stemming from the 2009 traffic stop of a man suspected of dealing drugs based on information from a confidential informant. The court ruled 5-2 last week that a 1984 law requiring drivers to “permit full view of all numerals and letters” on the plate includes the county
“While a person who sees a driver commit a crime may not be able to remember a complete license plate number, the person may be more easily able to recall the county name,” Justice Thomas Waterman wrote. “This would narrow the search to identify the vehicle. The county name on a plate also shows whether a vehicle is registered locally or not, which may be relevant in identifying suspicious behavior.”
Citing “clear and unambiguous” state law, Waterman ruled that the county name is an “integral element” of the plate since it helps identify vehicles and said all numerals and letters must be clearly visible — not just the larger, primary six-character identifier.
“It was not the appropriate course of action to take,” he said. Really? Now you determined that? Howz’ about the 9 other dudes, sport!?
Tomas Lopez offered job back after being fired for saving rogue swimmer, but 9 other lifeguards remain jobless..
“I am of the opinion that the supervisors acted hastily, ” Ellis said. “It was not the appropriate course of action to take,” he said.
The fate of nine other lifeguards, who either quit in solidarity or were fired for stating publicly that they would also do as Lopez did, is not clear.