Justice Alito Bails on Copyright Case Using Trump’s Name
There was a bit of comedy before the Supreme Court this week.
There is a copyright case for the term “Trump Too Small” that was being argued.
By all accounts, the Supreme Court is going to reject the case, and Justice Alito actually bailed, wanting no parts of this nonsense.
You Don’t Need Me
Not long after arguments started, Justice Alito stated, "If I could not vote to sustain this without saying this is the attachment of a condition to a government benefit... I mean, you don't need my vote to win your case.
“Maybe you've just decided that, ‘Well, Alito is a lost cause here.'"
The case was brought by someone who applied for a copyright for “Trump Too Small.”
This is being argued that by not allowing the copyright, the man’s First Amendment rights are being violated, but that is far from the case.
The copyright was denied because he using Trump’s name without his permission, but there is nothing stopping him from printing and selling these shirts if that is what he wants to do.
In fact, several justices made that point in the discussion that took place to decide if the court is going to take the case or not.
This is just an utterly ridiculous case and a complete waste of time for the court, which has far more serious issues before it right now.
If you recall, this all got started during the 2016 debates when Donald Trump had nicknamed Marco Rubio, “Little Marco.”
Rubio responded with a quip about Donald Trump’s hands, saying how small they were for a man of his size, but curbing the obvious dig by saying men with such small hands could not be trusted.
I think the court should send this man packing, and address the far more serious cases that are before it as well as get ready for the rush of cases that will be headed its way once Trump’s criminal trials hit the courtroom.