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This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Asian-American rock band called the Slants has spent years locked in a legal battle with the government over its refusal to trademark the band’s name.  The fight will play out Wednesday at the Supreme Court as the justices consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates the band's free speech rights.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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  • This Nov. 15, 2016 photo shows a view of the Supreme Court from the Capitol Dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington. An Asian-American rock band called the Slants has spent years locked in a legal battle with the government over its refusal to trademark the band’s name.  The fight will play out Wednesday at the Supreme Court as the justices consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates the band's free speech rights.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the government, which refuses to register a trademark for the band’s name because […]