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The f-word case: Supreme Court weighs whether ‘scandalous’ trademarks violate free speech

(Washington Post) A squeamish Supreme Court did not need to hear the “f-word” or an explicit racial slur to understand the linguistic minefield it was entering Monday when considering a free-speech challenge to the federal law forbidding registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks.

“I don’t want to go through the examples,” Justice Neil M. Gorsuch told the government’s lawyer, Malcolm L. Stewart. “I really don’t.”.

(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Pittsburgh to pay $77,500 to settle police brutality lawsuit

(Pittsburgh Trib Live) Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to pay a South Park man $77,500 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging a former city police officer assaulted him and violated his civil rights during high school football championships at Heinz Field in 2015.


Central DUI court plans move forward

(Butler Eagle) A plan to centralize DUI court hearings in Butler County could drain township and borough budgets and hamper police services… .