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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Supreme Court rejects 1 Redskins appeal; other case pending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a long-shot appeal from the Washington Redskins challenging a law that bars offensive trademarks, although the justices could still resolve the same issue in another pending case.

The court turned away the team’s unusual request to have its case heard before a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, weighs in. The Redskins are appealing the government’s decision to cancel its trademarks over concerns the nickname disparages Native Americans.

Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said the team would not comment.

In a separate case, the justices will decide whether the trademark law violates the First Amendment. That case involves The Slants, an Asian-American rock band that was denied a trademark on the ground that its name disparages Asians.



Anonymous said...

New England is next. Hillary and Obama find "Patriots" offensive.

Anonymous said...

Think about it. Unless a team is named after a bird or animal,the names are racist,sexist,homophobic or a group that had slaves. You can't win! By the way,HTTR !!

Anonymous said...

SCOTUS is still missing a justice so they will not entertain a 4-4 tie - thus pushing back all submissions until CONgress gets off their high horses to allow any nomination by any President.

Any means when Trump wins, the Dems will block his appointment. Its CONgress who has assisted with the many years mess we are in.

Sad - indeed!

Anonymous said...

I have to remember your comment. Sad but true.