Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Supreme Court: Offensive trademarks are free speech

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/24/19, 12:34 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a victory to a California fashion brand whose name sounds like an obscene word. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to recognize the clothing brand on the grounds it was “immoral or scandalous,” but the justices on the high court struck down that part of federal law as a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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House, DOJ strike deal for Mueller documents

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/10/19, 02:18 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to turn over to Congress some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said Monday. The Justice Department will begin complying with a congressional subpoena, Nadler said, and all members of the committee will be able to view some of Mueller’s “most important files.”

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Christian baker faces another lawsuit

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/10/19, 01:52 pm

An LGBT activist has filed a lawsuit against Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who last summer won a U.S. Supreme Court judgment protecting his right to decline to bake custom cakes that violate his religious beliefs. The Supreme Court case centered on a request for a cake for a same-sex wedding, while the new case deals with a cake celebrating a gender transition.

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