A federal judge has struck down Pennsylvania’s blasphemy statute — a law that forbids the use of certain blasphemous and profane words in the naming of a corporation — with a ruling that clears the way for the plaintiff to use the name “I Choose Hell Productions” for his film company.

In his 68-page opinion in Kalman v. Cortes , U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson found that “the statute’s plain language makes apparent its predominantly religious purpose.”

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