Billboard: Rock Band The Slants Wins First Amendment Appeal Over 'Disparaging' Trademarks
CBS This Morning: Rock band The Slants battles for its name at Supreme Court
CBC - q: U.S. courts sides with The Slants — band free to trademark controversial name
CNN: The Slants Show Full Meaning of Free Speech
HBO/Vice News Tonight: Asian-American band The Slants can't trademark their name because it's "offensive"
Los Angeles Times: Asian American band the Slants takes its trademark battle to the Supreme Court
MSNBC: ‘The Slants’ win right to trademark band name
New York Times: Should We Be Able to Reclaim a Racist Insult — as a Registered Trademark?
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Asian-American Band ‘The Slants’ Takes Trademark Battle to Supreme Court
Pitchfork: Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Band Name “The Slants” Is Offensive
TIME Magazine: Interview with Simon Tam
USA Today: Rock band 'The Slants' takes on Supreme Court
Wall Street Journal: Trademark This, Says The Slants
"Simon Tam’s successful attempt to infuse meaning into a term by trademarking it was brilliant. He and other newly minted trademark holders have been unleashed to kick-start a new era of free speech and cultural reclamation, where we as market participants have a voice. Now, more than ever, what we have to say and what the market thinks matters. Society should take note from The Slants® and we should be sure to speak loud enough and proud enough for the lexicographers to hear." (PennLaw/Wharton)
"When a group is seen as taking control of a historically disparaging term, it can indeed neutralize the insulting content of the term...and it does so among the group that is the target of the insult, as well as among members of the majority group. Reappropriation does seem to work in the sense of defusing insults, rendering them less disparaging and harmful" (Washington University at St. Louis study)