The license plate. (Shaun DeWaters via Lexington Herald-Leader)
Shaun DeWaters took pride in being called an infidel while serving in the Iraq War, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says he cannot display the term on his license plate, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
DeWaters was required by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to turn in his personalized plate with the letters "INFDL." Now, the Boone County man is suing the state's Transportation Cabinet in federal court, claiming the cabinet is violating his free speech rights.
Sgt. Dominic Esquibel stands to be recognized for his service at the 32nd Annual Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation West Coast Campaign Celebratory Gala, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dana Point, Calif., Oct. 25, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Garrett White)
A disabled U.S. Marines veteran has received a $250,000 settlement from the U.S. government after a national park park ranger allegedly used excessive force to arrest him over the use of a handicapped parking space.