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THE SLANTS WON!

US Patent and Trademark Office vs. The Slants aka Lee vs. Tam aka Matal vs. Tam
has been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States!  Read the SCOTUS opinion here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf
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Hear or Read the Original Arguments heard by SCOTUS on Jan, 18th
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2016/15-1293
The raw docket info: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/15-1293.htm

The Podcaste’s Opinion:
cheers
The Slants took the United States Patent and Trademark Office to school on the 1st Amendment and how Freedom of Speech works and who it’s meant to protect! Congrats, The Slants! Cheers Simon Tam! Great job! Thank you for being awesome and never giving up!

Our previous posts about The Slants

The Slants on Tour!
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/04/19/the-slants-on-tour/

Why “The Slants” case is actually a Social Justice fight
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/01/23/why-the-slants-case-is-actually-a-social-justice-fight/

Interview with The Slants
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/01/16/interview-with-the-slants/

#TheSlantsvsUSPTO
https://thepodcaste.com/2017/01/17/theslantsvsuspto/

FOLLOW THE SLANTS!

Twitter –  https://twitter.com/theslants

Simon Tam

@SimonTheTam

Yuya Matsuda

@matsudayuya1

Ken Shima

@kenshimamusic

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/slantsofficial/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theslants
TheSlants.com
Youtube.com/TheSlants

Our vids of The Slants:

Wanna cry? If you don’t want to cry don’t click on this. (saddest song, so beautiful)

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The Slants on Tour!

#WiretapWednesday: Simon Tam – The Slants on Tour

WiretapWednesday Simon Tam of The Slants gives us an update on their Supreme Court case and on their tour promoting their album The Band Who Must Not Be Named. We also discussed song meanings, some song tackled some serious feels and one of the songs is secretly about Jessica Jones and Luke Cage!

(gunsully note: I didn’t edit out awkward moment when I made a joke that didn’t land… podcasting gold right there! lol)

Referenced in podcast:

The Album (BUY IT!)
The Band Who Must Not Be Named

Endlessly Falling / Ken singing to babies

Sutures performed acoustic on the steps of Supreme Court

Follow them on Facebook to see their schedule of upcoming events!
https://www.facebook.com/theslants/

See The Slants at Kung Fu Necktie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_uiWslC_3o&t=4s

Other bands that performed that night: Voltheque, Future Computre, Overcoming Gravity

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