Patent Office Can't PC Police, Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited, Seattle Can Charge 'Gun Violence Tax': A.M. Links
- A federal appeals court says offensive trademarks are OK, invalidating a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision not to register the name of Asian-American rock band The Slants.
- Kim Dotcom will be extradited from New Zealand to the U.S., where he faces money laundering and copyright infringement charges stemming from his now-defunct file-sharing site Megaupload.
- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says U.S. restrictions on Iranian visas are a violation of the nuclear deal hashed out earlier this year.
- The Washington Post has pulled a Ted Cruz cartoon which depicted the Texas Senator's daughters as monkeys after Cruz complained about it on Twitter.
- The Department of Homeland Security has denied Minnesota's request for an extension to comply with REAL ID standards.
- Black Lives Matter advocates plan to protest at the Mall of America today, despite a temporary restraining order sought by the mall against several individual protesters.
- Exchanging driving lessons for sex gets the OK in Holland.
- A King County judge says Seattle's $25-per-firearm "gun violence tax," set to take effect next month, may stand.
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