Samuel A. Alito

It's not the government's role to say if 'Slants' is offensive

It's not the government's role to say if 'Slants' is offensive

You may not have heard of the Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., whose name was chosen as an ironic comment on an ethnic slur.

But the Supreme Court’s announcement Thursday that it will consider a case involving the group’s quest for federal trademark protection is big news.

First, it could affect a far better known (or more notorious) name in entertainment: the Washington Redskins.  The NFL team also was

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