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Pai: FCC Should Reject Calls to Ban Redskins Name

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai made it perfectly clear that the FCC should reject any calls for the FCC to ban the Redskins name in a recent speech to the Media Institute. Pai noted that calls for such a ban violate First Amendment free speech rights. “Public officials should not sound an uncertain trumpet when oft-offended opportunists urge us to undermine the First Amendment. We should follow Voltaire’s famous dictum: 'I may not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.' Anyone who takes seriously the Constitution — scholar or layman — knows the petition is meritless.”

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