Removing the %&*@ from Maine's vanity plates will take time
October 17, 2021
Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine's roads and highways isn't going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a state where such regulation has been unusually lax goes into effect Monday.
Currently, there are license plates with salty language including f-bombs, references to anatomy and sex acts, and general insults. One license plate says simply, "F—-Y0U" — except that on the plate, it's plainly spelled out.
Now, rule-making is getting underway to ensure the law protects First Amendment rights while getting rid of obscene language....