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The Supreme Court ruled a clothing line brand that sounds like the F-word can be trademarked.

The Supreme Court defended the Constitutional right to freedom of speech in its 6-3 opinion which was released on Monday.

The case was brought by Erik Brunetti, who founded the streetwear/skate clothing line FUCT in Los Angeles in 1990. He was previously denied a trademark due to the vulgar sounding name.

The justices struck down federal rules regarding trademarks that are "immoral" or "scandalous" as unconstitutional.

"The First Amendment does not allow the government to penalize views just because many people, whether rightly or wrongly, see them as offensive," Associate Justice Elena Kagan said from the bench in announcing the decision.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor were the dissenting votes.

Justices Roberts, Breyer and Sotomayor agreed that the ban on "immoral" and "scandalous” trademarks should stand.

"Refusing registration to obscene, vulgar or profane marks does not offend the First Amendment," Roberts said. "The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech; it does not require the government to give aid and comfort to those using obscene, vulgar and profane modes of expression."

Sotomayor said the court's ruling ensures "the government will have no statutory basis to refuse (and thus no choice but to begin) registering marks containing the most vulgar, profane or obscene words and images imaginable.

  • WhoKnew

    It's the constitution's freedom of speech. I am surprised at the ruling though.

  • Jackie Byrd

    Me too but sometimes things change for the better.

  • Jackie Byrd

    Me too but sometimes things change for the better.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This my first time ever hearing about this..damn,I could actually use that in a sentence...who gives a fucT?

  • Alextra Ballard

    This my first time ever hearing about this..damn,I could actually use that in a sentence...who gives a fucT?

  • Carrington

    I had a spirited debate with my mama and deddy when I was about 13. (My mama nem held "court" whenever we strongly believed in something with the whole of our hearts) I argued about curse words. HARD.

    My position was a simple one, "the words "$hit, B*tch, F*ck" are NOWHERE in the bible. MAN created those terms and made them bad. Feces is known by 10 different terms but some PERSON decided that $hit is the bad term. The bible speaks to cursing, but it does not speak to those words specifically.

    My brother, whom I HATED to be my attorney when we went to "court" because he always lost my cases on purpose because he was an a$$hole, wore their a$$es out when he went bible on them and quoted Collasians 3. (ole bastard only did it because HE wanted to be able to cuss)...

    We won the case! BOTH my parents decided that we did that thang there!

    And then, my mama gone say, "Y'all have an EXCELLENT point. It's not a bad word until someone tells you it's a bad word... but if I EVER hear you using it, I'm whoopin' y'all MF a$$!"

    I hated my childhood.

  • Carrington

    I had a spirited debate with my mama and deddy when I was about 13. (My mama nem held "court" whenever we strongly believed in something with the whole of our hearts) I argued about curse words. HARD.

    My position was a simple one, "the words "$hit, B*tch, F*ck" are NOWHERE in the bible. MAN created those terms and made them bad. Feces is known by 10 different terms but some PERSON decided that $hit is the bad term. The bible speaks to cursing, but it does not speak to those words specifically.

    My brother, whom I HATED to be my attorney when we went to "court" because he always lost my cases on purpose because he was an a$$hole, wore their a$$es out when he went bible on them and quoted Collasians 3. (ole bastard only did it because HE wanted to be able to cuss)...

    We won the case! BOTH my parents decided that we did that thang there!

    And then, my mama gone say, "Y'all have an EXCELLENT point. It's not a bad word until someone tells you it's a bad word... but if I EVER hear you using it, I'm whoopin' y'all MF a$$!"

    I hated my childhood.

  • EMILY POST

    Wow but surprised no posts on the HR 40 Bill and that Circus of a Panel they had testifying about Reparations.... OH Boy was that a mess last week....
    Ta-nahesi he was making his points and the lady that family brought in the most slaves and even the lawyer . Congress didn't really ask the economic women anything and the people the Republicans from LA and TX on the committee and had testifying just were a hot mess. Its like they came in and stole your blog conversations ... that were off topic not on reparations and just start testifying...
    The Judicial Committee is a mess... for that one.

  • EMILY POST

    Wow but surprised no posts on the HR 40 Bill and that Circus of a Panel they had testifying about Reparations.... OH Boy was that a mess last week....
    Ta-nahesi he was making his points and the lady that family brought in the most slaves and even the lawyer . Congress didn't really ask the economic women anything and the people the Republicans from LA and TX on the committee and had testifying just were a hot mess. Its like they came in and stole your blog conversations ... that were off topic not on reparations and just start testifying...
    The Judicial Committee is a mess... for that one.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    president still a criminal and the newest supreme court justice is a temperamental possible sexual predator. we worried about the “F” word. whew chile, the priorities.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    president still a criminal and the newest supreme court justice is a temperamental possible sexual predator. we worried about the “F” word. whew chile, the priorities.

  • Phillybruh

    I hate it when my two gang up on us for a common purpose...lol

  • Phillybruh

    I hate it when my two gang up on us for a common purpose...lol

  • Fire & Ice

    I can't believe the supreme court's time, was wasted on this ?

  • Fire & Ice

    I can't believe the supreme court's time, was wasted on this ?

  • Pitty Patty

    Let's see if the Supreme Courts keeps the same energy when abortion rights come across their laps...cause it coming.

  • EMILY POST

    We need that same Energy on Reparations.

  • Pitty Patty

    and women's rights

  • Janice Collins

    What crime did the president commit. And I assume you are referring to justice Kavanough and not justice Thomas. Other than Doctor Ford saying he forcibly touch her and everyone she claims was there had no idea about what she was talking about and another lady proven to have lied all together, what evidence have you seen that points to him being sexual predator. Last I checked he was cleared by the FBI.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think the bigger story Supreme Court story is Clarence Thomas voting that it was OK for a white prosecutor to purposely keep black folks off the jury in the trial of a black man. Straight up Jim-Crow stuff.
    I used to wonder why so many black folk just couldn't stand Clarence Thomas. No need to wonder any more tho. This is a man who seems to have forgotten that he's black. SMH
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/clarence-thomass-astonishing-opinion-on-a-racist-mississippi-prosecutor

  • Vegas1989

    My granny said that $h*t isn't a cuss word....LOL...B*tch is the name of a female dog and not a human female....F*ck is what grown folks do....That's what my granny taught me...LOL

  • Phil Mccrackenzme

    Would this apply to racial slurs as well??

  • Janice Collins

    Why are you surprised? Most of the judges are strict Constitutionalist and rarely rule based on the sensibility of either party. A lot of people don't like that, but in most instances its fair and impartial

  • Janice Collins

    Why are you surprised? Most of the judges are strict Constitutionalist and rarely rule based on the sensibility of either party. A lot of people don't like that, but in most instances its fair and impartial

  • Trace da Ace

    nahh....I'll pass....its Monday....no time.

  • Trace da Ace

    nahh....I'll pass....its Monday....no time.

  • Carrington

    Can we get a post about Tyler Perry's speech at the BET Rewards? Listen, anyone who knows me knows that I have issues with Tyler Perry's content, but I've ALWAYS been supportive of what he's accomplished. ALWAYS. He did that thang there.

  • Carrington

    Can we get a post about Tyler Perry's speech at the BET Rewards? Listen, anyone who knows me knows that I have issues with Tyler Perry's content, but I've ALWAYS been supportive of what he's accomplished. ALWAYS. He did that thang there.

  • Renee26

    So many other cases they could be spending their time on but here we are ?

  • Renee26

    So many other cases they could be spending their time on but here we are ?

  • Renee26

    My brother, whom I HATED to be my attorney when we went to "court" because he always lost my cases on purpose because he was an a$$hole, wore their a$$es out when he went bible on them and quoted Collasians 3. (ole bastard only did it because HE wanted to be able to cuss)...

    ??? I HOLLERED

    Why'd you hate your childhood. This example sounds like your parents were grounded and valued fairness and took y'all opinions and feelings into account (to hold court).

    Both of my parents were the "whatever I say is law" type of parents.

  • Renee26

    My brother, whom I HATED to be my attorney when we went to "court" because he always lost my cases on purpose because he was an a$$hole, wore their a$$es out when he went bible on them and quoted Collasians 3. (ole bastard only did it because HE wanted to be able to cuss)...

    ??? I HOLLERED

    Why'd you hate your childhood. This example sounds like your parents were grounded and valued fairness and took y'all opinions and feelings into account (to hold court).

    Both of my parents were the "whatever I say is law" type of parents.

  • Renee26

    Oh so tossing out "jury of your peers" and fugg the whole voir dire process huh

  • Renee26

    Oh so tossing out "jury of your peers" and fugg the whole voir dire process huh

  • EMILY POST

    What rights are afforded white males that are not white women? Unless your including women of color but they don't include women of color. Women rights 9/10 means white women.

  • EMILY POST

    What rights are afforded white males that are not white women? Unless your including women of color but they don't include women of color. Women rights 9/10 means white women.

  • Carrington

    Looking back, I had an awesome childhood but, because we were spoiled, we thought life was effed up whenever things didn't go the way we expected them to.

  • Carrington

    Looking back, I had an awesome childhood but, because we were spoiled, we thought life was effed up whenever things didn't go the way we expected them to.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    They all look half dead in that pic up top...
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/Z4IXspU3iCHlK/giphy.gif

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    They all look half dead in that pic up top...
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/Z4IXspU3iCHlK/giphy.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Russian bot/troll bait.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Russian bot/troll bait.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    My brother said thev same a couple of years ago.. he said where in the Bible are those words denounced?

  • Li-Wright

    Thomas is the worst Supreme.

  • Li-Wright

    You mean -- Brett Kavanaugh went with the majority??? Get out! This is the second time he's gone with the majority. DJT's pick to be a Supreme is turning out to be a liberal.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think he's just a reasonable conservative, not a hard-right ideologue like Antonin Scalia was. Either way, he's definitely been a lot more reasonable and centrist than I expected him to be.

  • Nik

    Clearly the Supreme Court had time today.

  • Renee26

    Oh ok ? yeah it sounds pretty cool. I like your parents tactics

  • Dowoop

    If French Connection could put FCUK on their clothing then why not. My mind automatically rearranges the letters everytime.

  • Renee26

    Mine too ?

  • Dowoop

    That's cuz mostly of them can croak at any moment.

  • TransMichelle

    The Supreme Court defended the Constitutional right to freedom of speech...oh really. Then they need to rule in favor of free speech when it comes to these tech companies like Google, UTube, Fakebook..and other platforms who want to control the narrative with lies and if people disagree they are banning them.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    Dear Janice Collins,

    i said what i said.

    kick rocks and count sand.

    Regards,

    -thrift

  • bb1812

    Same here. It's been interesting.

  • Raquel

    I mean damn.....how long can you stay on the Supreme Court?? Like 70 years?? I thought there was a cap on how many years you can serve. No? I gotta look this up.......

  • Raquel

    Probably not. These old hags can't reproduce nor can the men shoot sperm. lol We'll see how that one plays out.

  • JuneTEETH

    ??

  • Alextra Ballard

    They’re like a Gang....once you’re in you’re in for life

  • Alextra Ballard

    Judge Clarence Thomas looks like “Mister”from The Color Purpa

  • Alextra Ballard

    Tew much time

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Defense attorneys exclude white jurors as much or more than prosecutors exclude blacks. Read the 2018 NYT article ‘Yes Jury Selection is as Racist as You Think.’

  • wigmon68

    What fault do you find in his reasoning in dissent? Do you disagree that these are valid reasons for excusing someone from a jury? In the trial I was a part of, the opposing counsel removed a jurist because he knew one of the individuals on my witness list.

    Confirming that we never should have taken this case, the Court almost entirely ignores—and certainly does not refute—the race-neutral reasons given by the State for striking Wright and four other black prospective jurors. Two of these prospective jurors knew Flowers’ family and had been sued by Tardy Furniture—the family business of one of the victims
    and also of one of the trial witnesses. One refused to consider the death penalty and apparently lied about working side-by-side with Flowers’ sister. One was related to Flowers and lied about her opinion of the death penalty to try to get out of jury duty. And one said that because she worked with two of Flowers’ family members, she might favor him and would not consider only the evidence presented. The state courts’ findings that these strikes were not based on race are the opposite of clearly erroneous; they are clearly correct.

  • Not Today

    We hold court in our home all the time!! We have family meetings also. (Equipped with a family group chat.) We have an awesome family structure, sounds like you did/do too