The Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to the culture warriors on the left on Monday and the drive to bully sports teams into changing their names.
In an 8-0 score, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of an Asian-American rock band that was denied a trademark because its name was deemed to be racially offensive.
While members of “The Slants” are likely thrilled to have their right to free speech returned, the Washington Redskins also scored a big win with the ruling.
Supreme Court rules for Asian-American rock band 'The Slants' in major trademark case: https://t.co/Id3FN0CKZ7
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 19, 2017
According to Fox News “Washington Redskins owner ‘thrilled’ by Supreme Court’s trademark ruling”:
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Monday he’s “thrilled” about the Supreme Court decision striking down a federal trademark law banning names the government deems offensive.
The court ruling came in a separate case brought by Oregon-based, Asian-American band The Slants, which had been denied a trademark because its name was considered disparaging. The court ruled Monday that the law is unconstitutional.
The decision has direct implications for the Redskins’ dispute with the same office – the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which canceled numerous trademarks for the team back in 2014 over allegations the name is insulting to Native Americans.
“The Supreme Court vindicated the team’s position that the First Amendment blocks the government from denying or cancelling a trademark registration based on the government’s opinion,” Redskins lawyer Lisa Blatt said in response to Monday’s ruling.
The NFL declined comment.
While the Redskins organization has to be ecstatic after becoming a prime target for Democrats seeking to score identity politics points by turning the team’s name into a political football, there will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth on the left tonight.
Many a very special snowflake will cry themselves to sleep weeping softly into their pillows.
The ruling could also have far reaching implications against the agents of intolerance who have been gestating inside the belly of leftist dominated American educational institutions who are likely to soon find out that the First Amendment trumps their delicate feelings and bogus claims that they have a right to not be offended.
The Democrats’ reigning authority on Native American issues, Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren has yet to weigh in on the ruling