Supreme Court Slants Toward Free Speech


Last week the U.S. Supreme Court spoke up for free speech. The kind that offends.

The Court ruled unanimously in favor of The Slants. The Slants are an Asian rock band whose federal trademark application was rejected on the grounds that its name is offensive.

Justice Alito took offense at that. Here’s what he had to say about the Trademark Office rule: “It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.”

That should please the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians.

Four liberal and three conservative justices agreed with Alito. Rookie Justice Gorsuch sat this one out.


3 Responses to Supreme Court Slants Toward Free Speech

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  2. Anita Hill says:

    What’s up with Justice Long Dong lifting weights?

  3. Bok says:

    Coke can was too small.

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