New Jersey woman will get to use '8THEIST' license plate

A Cumberland County woman has settled a lawsuit that will allow her to display a vanity license plate that reads "8THEIST."

A court rules a Cumberland County woman can

A court rules a Cumberland County woman can have a license plate that reads "8THEIST." (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

EDISON - A Cumberland County woman has settled a lawsuit that will allow her to display a vanity license plate that reads "8THEIST."

The settlement was filed in federal court Friday.

Shannon Morgan of Maurice River had sued the state Motor Vehicle Commission in 2014 after it denied her request to get the plate that spells atheist with the number eight instead of the letter ‘A’ on the grounds it might be considered offensive.

Friday's settlement agreement said the commission agreed the plate "is consistent with the Commission's applicable regulations."

As part of the settlement, the MVC also won't prohibit other vanity plates with sayings such as ATHEISM, GODLESS, HEATHEN, HERETIC AND SKEPTIC.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of 1 VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of Sarah Butler
Republican Steve Rogers announces he will run for 2 Republican Steve Rogers announces gubernatorial run
3 VIDEO: Jersey City Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony
Dozens of fellow officers show up to support 4 Dozens show up to support fired Wayne police officer
Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, was charged with the murder 5 Arrest made in murder of college student found in W. Orange

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The woman claims the Motor Vehicle Commission violated Woman sues MVC over ‘8Theist’ license plate

A woman in south Jersey is suing the state after her application for a personalized

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE