Many predicted that following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Slants to trademark their name, more offensive trademarks would follow.
Reuters reports that since the ruling on June 19th, a San Francisco entrepreneur has applied for a trademark of a slur against Chinese people.
Mike Lin says its a slur he was called … Read more
The Asian American rock band The Slants are playing a happy tune after winning a landmark first amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling will allow the band to trademark its name after being rejected in 2011 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office because some considered the name offensive.
“This journey has … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
UPDATE 2 & 3 (with additional AAPI reaction):
Asian American community and political leaders expressed disappointment that an Asian American was not nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court while expressing support for the nominee.
Sri Srinivasan of the DC Circuit Court was considered by many media analysts … Read more
Several national news organizations are quoting unnamed sources who say that U.S. Court of Appeals Circuit Court judge Sri Srinivasan from Washington, D.C. is one of three finalists for a Supreme Court nomination.
President Obama has nominated Federal Judge Lucy Koh to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reports SF Gate. Koh would be just the second Korean American on an appeals court if confirmed.
Her confirmation is uncertain, however, with the Republican majority in the Senate choosing to leave many seats vacant rather than … Read more
Everybody else has opined on who should be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, so I might as well join in.
By Ed Diokno
Attorneys representing a group of American Samoans seeking U.S. citizenship Monday (Feb. 1) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case.
The case, which if successful would recognize a constitutional right to citizenship for those born in… Read more
Chinese for Affirmative Action is pleased with the news that the Supreme Court will hear the case of expanded DACA and DAPA during this term. We, along with legal scholars and organizations across the country, continue to affirm the Presidents executive actions in initiating these programs which are … Read more
For the first time, ballots in Queens will be translated into Bengali, reports the Indian Express
The move comes after pressure from the South Asian community and two years after the federal government ordered the city to provide language assistance to South Asians under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“The Board’s bureaucratic foot-dragging has … Read more