There’s a band calling themselves “The Band Who Must Not Be Named” due to an ongoing Supreme Court case.
The Asian-American rock group The Slants went to trial on Jan. 18 to decide whether the Supreme Court would allow their use of the derogatory name for Asians for the band’s name. The Portland-based group argues the initial trademark rejection infringes free speech, wanting to rebrand the term.
The group has the support of the Washington Redskins by way of an amicus brief.
I tend to side with the majority of the court, which found the government cannot prohibit speech because it disagrees with the message conveyed. Free speech is a fundamental right, especially right now.