SUPREME COURT OKS USE OF OFFENSIVE TRADEMARKS LIKE “SLANTS”, “TRUMP”

theslants.pngWASHINGTON DC.  The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 8-0 that the “disparagement clause” of federal trademark law violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment.  The case involved an all-asian Oregon-based rock band, The Slants.   Experts view the decision as a victory for other potentially offensive trademarks, including names like ‘The Redskins’ and ‘Trump’.

gerry.pngIn other legal news, the court agreed to hear a case on whether political gerrymandering – dividing up election districts to intentionally bias outcomes – is legal.  The case involves an unusual congressional district set up by North Carolina that includes the cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Another North Carolina law making it mandatory to smoke and discharge firearms in transgender bathrooms is also working its way to the top court. “What?” commented the legislature’s press office.

“Setting aside the internment of Japanese citizen’s during WWII, asians have missed out on the true American immigrant experience of ostracism and racial stereotyping.” commented FoxNews.  “It’s a gay day for all Americans.”

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