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[–] Sosacms 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's beautiful moments like this that give me hope for humanity. I've noticed a lot of the people fighting for free speech are fighting it over something silly not something genuinely hateful. But so damn principled they'll flight that fight for their silly shit, when most would have just said it wasn't worth it and moved on.

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[–] DrLizardo [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Exactly and in my mind our forefathers died for the right of a band like this to take, own and have the right to use any word and by doing so they diminish what might hurt them. If that's what they want!

This is Freedom, This is America, This is what makes us great. In the midst of the EU losing their free speech, it's good to know our Supreme Court hasn't gone batshit crazy like them. Just to support their effort for such a fight against the trademark office, I bought some merch at: TheSlants.com As for the music, they're pretty good. I wouldn't say blockbuster, but not bad. Wish them luck in chasing the American dream, it's tough enough running a band much less taking on the Patent office and Supreme court.

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[–] DrLizardo [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sorry resubmitted due to typo in title

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[–] DrLizardo [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They won btw http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/19/supreme-court-rules-trademark-law-banning-offensive-names-is-unconstitutional.html

Ruling: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf "Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect thefreedom to express “the thought that we hate.” United States v. Schwimmer, 279 U. S. 644, 655 (1929)"