This plate is not a simple “In God We Trust” which endorses no specific religion, but a specifically Christian plate with a cross. The other state was smart enough to pick a plate that could work for all of the monotheistic religions plus it is an official motto.
SC did not provide alternatives to all other specific groups with different beliefs so now they are going to waste the taxpayers dollars defending a lawsuit that should have never occurred. They knew that they were not going to make a Star of David plate, an Islamic plate, a Wiccan plate, a Satanist plate . . . so SC brought this stupidity upon themselves for no good reason.
Everyone is already free to proclaim their specific beliefs on their car using bumper stickers, license plate holders, stick on decals, stick-on fishes and crosses and many other things not sponsored by the government and not likely to cost taxpayers money for no good reason. I don’t usually agree with the whiners who think that everything is state endorsement of a religion that violates the Constitution, but in this case I think the critics of SC have a valid Constitutional argument.