In Maine, just about anything goes when it comes to state-issued vanity license plates, four-letter words and all.

State laws around the U.S. spell out the criteria for vanity plates, deciding whether drivers’ creativity crosses a legal line. At a time when other states are further curbing what can be displayed on vehicle tags, Maine’s Secretary of State Matt Dunlap can reject personalized plates only if they “encourage violence or may result in an act of violence or other unlawful activity”—in other words, he says, “fighting…

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