The United States respectfully responds to this Court’s order of June 21, 2017, directing the parties to state their positions on the need for oral argument in the above-captioned case.
The United States concurs with appellant Pro-Football, Inc., that oral argument is unnecessary. The Supreme Court’s decision in Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293 (U.S. June 19, 2017) [the Slants case], controls the disposition of this case. Consistent with Tam, the Court should reverse the judgment of the district court and remand the case with instructions to enter judgment in favor of Pro-Football.