An anti-abortion group has won its long legal fight to force Arizona to issue "choose life" license plates, and the proposed new plates could be available to the group's members within months.
The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an appeals court ruling in favor of the Arizona Life Coalition.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in January that the state commission on license plates violated the group's constitutional right to free speech by turning down its application.
Now, the commission must act on the application. The coalition then submits requests from individuals who want the plate.
State law gives MVD a year to issue the plate but MVD spokeswoman Cydney DeModica says it typically takes several months.
The case is Stanton v. Arizona Life Coalition, 07-1366.