- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man who won a court case to use a vanity plate reading “COPSLIE” to protest what he calls government corruption is running for state representative.

David Montenegro, who in 2012 legally changed his name to “human,” has filed with the office of the city clerk in Rochester a declaration of candidacy for New Hampshire’s 400-member House.

He’ll be on the Sept. 9 primary ballot - as “human” - as a Democrat for District 22 in Rochester, challenging Democratic Rep. Rose Marie Rogers.

The state Supreme Court ruled in his favor in May after his lawyers argued the accusation “COPSLIE” is a viewpoint that should be protected as free speech, not regulated and suppressed by the government.


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