In a decision likely to bolster the Washington Redskins’ efforts to protect their trademarks, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government may not refuse to register potentially offensive names. A law denying protection to disparaging trademarks, the court said, violated the First Amendment.
The law at issue in both cases denies federal trademark protection to messages that may disparage people, living or dead, along with “institutions, beliefs or national symbols.”
This is great news for my new premium snack food company Fuck America Biscuits.
It’s gotten to the point where one can easily argue that Spicer at the very least is grossly incompetent.
And I don’t want to hear about him being a diversion. Likening concentration camps to giant Nazi Targets with “Holocaust Center” in block letters emblazoned on the front of the building is so laughably absurd that I literally had to make sure I was not tripping acid before accepting what he said as reality.
Personally, I think Trump has kept Spicer around to appease GOP brass and not look weak by firing his administration’s senior media White House official.
There’s also the possibility that Spicey’s clung to the gig so long because his gaffes are distractive explosions across all platforms of media.
Remember when Neil Gorsuch was sworn in to the Supreme Court?
A nuclear device has been detonated in our capitol. In the the Wasteland of D.C., survivors struggle to make it through another day using only their wits, their Pip-Boy 3000s and whatever weapons they can salvage. Commerce, such as it exists, is carried out with Nuka-Cola bottle caps. Super mutants may attack trading caravans without warning. Life is ceaseless torment.
Meanwhile, the well-guarded compound that is 1 First Street, NE welcomes its newest resident. He should get along famously with the constitutional originalists. They don’t have television or radios – those came along after the Founding Fathers had passed on – so he’ll be able to enjoy peace and quiet amidst the tumult of the outside world.
It should be obvious Senate Democrats aren’t holding back a knockout punch against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing. Lacking spine or overly incriminating evidence, Dems are relying on the usual performative questioning about issues important to their voter base.