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John and Sharon Lamont have a two-person Western music band named Rydin’ High, and since 1990 they have sported a vanity license plate, “Rydn Hi,” to promote the duo. They had that plate in Utah in the 1990s, then moved to California, where they got the same vanity plate. Recently, the couple moved back to the Beehive State and applied again for the “Rydn Hi” vanity plate. They were denied by the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles on grounds that “Rydn Hi” refers to drug use. Their band, they say, …

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