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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    "We now hold that this provision violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment," Alito wrote. "It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend."

    THis right here is why alito is a rock star of a judge.

    maybe someone should start telling out colleges and state law makers this.

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If you can make money out of a restaurant called Fur Burger then more power to you.
    Actually that seems to be the point in Alito's delivered opinion: let the market decide, not government. IIRC, a chain of restaurants was once called Sambo's. That didn't fly after a while.

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    "We now hold that this provision violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment," Alito wrote. "It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend."

    THis right here is why alito is a rock star of a judge.

    maybe someone should start telling out colleges and state law makers this.
    This is not a sentiment exclusive to Alito. Freedom of Speech is well protected throughout our history. Besides, people who are offended by the Redskins' name are the same ones who would eventually be offended by the "Supreme" in "Supreme Court"--Why it is racist for them to act like they are so much better and smarter than everybody else!!!

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by backpacker View Post
    This is not a sentiment exclusive to Alito. Freedom of Speech is well protected throughout our history. Besides, people who are offended by the Redskins' name are the same ones who would eventually be offended by the "Supreme" in "Supreme Court"--Why it is racist for them to act like they are so much better and smarter than everybody else!!!
    Not to mention it was an 8-0 decision. Alito was just the guy who wrote the opinion, one that I am sure was shared by all 8 Supremes. It takes a certain level of simple minded thinking to believe that Alito stood alone on this.

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Not to mention it was an 8-0 decision. Alito was just the guy who wrote the opinion, one that I am sure was shared by all 8 Supremes. It takes a certain level of simple minded thinking to believe that Alito stood alone on this.
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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I agree. Right to free speech can only be violated by the government. Not private citizens. If I yell at someone expressing a boneheaded opinion, tell them to sit down and shut up, I'm not violating their right, I'm using my own.
    Only the government can violate the right to free speech.
    I had to think about that for a couple of minutes and came to the conclusion you're correct.
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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    What happened with Kagan, Sotomayor, and Ginsburg? I strongly suspect Trump's goons are coercing them in some way. It's disappointing to think they might side with white supremacy.
    I have a simple worldview: I'm for freedom but against "freedumb".
    I'm for liberty and against "liberteh!1".
    I support policy based on sound social science and facts not following the "kawnstitution" off a cliff.

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    Tuna Taco taken yet?

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Come to my new restaurant: The Fur Burger.

    Is it in Nevada?

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    Re: 8-0 SCOTUS Free Speech Win

    The slopeheadz will be next, to the top with a bullet!
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