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Monday Morsels

2 Jul

A couple more interesting stories rumbling around Minnesota today:

The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal linked to a story the Star Tribune ran a few days ago (which I somehow missed, sorry), about so-called trademark bullying involving some Minnesota companies. The story raises interesting issues about the intersection of intellectual property and free speech, as well as the practical costs to small businesses seeking to defend their Constitutional liberties.

Meanwhile, Professor Howard Friedman’s excellent Religion Clause blog published a fantastic summary of the controversy surrounding Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s decision to rename the┬áproposed marriage amendment and the subsequent outrage from the amendment’s proponents.