TSO wrote about Sean Bujno, the Iraq War veteran, last May in his quest to get ICUHAJI (That’s I see you, Haji) license plates in Virginia from the state because they thought it could be construed as offensive. Well, he won that case and was given his plates. But the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is taking another run at getting his plates from him;
In a letter to Mr. Bujno, DMV officials now claim the plate encourages violence and is vulgar, the AP reports.
“That couldn’t be further from the truth,” said Andrew Meyer, Mr. Bujno’s attorney, according to AP. “He really means it respectfully. Some might see [Haji] as a slur, but it’s not.”
Haji simply refers to someone who’s made the pilgrimage to Mecca, Mr. Meyer added, according to AP.
The matter is set for another hearing before DMV officials in March, according to AP. Mr. Meyer will argue a free-speech angle, AP says.
I see why he’s doing it, and it’s probably not for the reasons his lawyer says, but the state of Virginia is making it more of a battle against them.
Thanks to Old Trooper and Chief Tango for the link.