On Monday, Portland dance-rock band the Slants won their eight-year battle against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in the group's favor, allowing them to finally trademark their name. The case gained national attention, and the ruling was covered by CNN, the New York Times, Rolling Stone—and, best of all, The Daily Show.
Last night, the Slants appeared on the long-running satirical news show—did you know it's hosted by a guy named Trevor now?—in a pre-taped segment to discuss the case with correspondent Ronny Chieng. It acts as a nice primer on what's always been a pretty confusing dispute, which Chieng sums up thusly: "So by protecting you guys against racial discrimination [the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office] discriminated against you racially?"
Watch the segment—which was filmed in Portland and features footage from a (pretty clearly staged) celebratory concert at Star Theater at the end—below: