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Group asks Supreme Court to look at 'Redskins'
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4474771 ^

Posted on 09/15/2009 2:38:21 PM PDT by mainepatsfan

American Indians look to high court

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A group of American Indians who find the Washington Redskins' name offensive wants the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

The group late Monday asked the justices to review a lower court decision that favored the NFL team on a legal technicality.

The seven Native Americans have been working through the court system since 1992 to have the Redskins trademarks declared invalid. A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office panel ruled in their favor in 1999, but they've since suffered a series of defeats from judges who ruled that the plaintiffs waited too long to bring their suit in the first place.

A lawyer for the group says he'd like to see the court decide once and for all whether the Redskins name defames Native Americans.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: americanindians; nfl; politicalcorrectness; redskins; washingtonredskins

1 posted on 09/15/2009 2:38:22 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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2 posted on 09/15/2009 2:39:15 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

When are the Texas Rangers going to be sued by the, uh, Texas Rangers for defaming them?


3 posted on 09/15/2009 2:39:36 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mainepatsfan

I hope they force them to change the name. It will be a little Schadenfreude for DC and their beloved Redskins.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 2:40:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mainepatsfan

They’ve been working on this since 1992? Who was running their casinos while they were doing this?


5 posted on 09/15/2009 2:44:45 PM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: La Lydia
Then there are the Minnesota Vikings and Notre Dame's Fighting Irish. And what about the Raves? Who will stand up for the poor, voiceless birds?
6 posted on 09/15/2009 2:44:59 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: mainepatsfan
These guys don't have a clue. To the fans the team is known as "The Skins".

All sportsmen and sportswomen know that in men's sports there are always two sides in training or in pickup games ~ "The Shirts" and "The Skins".

We think it's really something that over a period of time our football team is half the game everywhere.

7 posted on 09/15/2009 2:49:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: La Lydia
When are the Texas Rangers going to be sued by the, uh, Texas Rangers for defaming them?

When they choke in the playoffs.
8 posted on 09/15/2009 2:50:55 PM PDT by BJClinton (Any "healthcare reform" without tort reform is a fraud.)
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To: BJClinton

Snort!


9 posted on 09/15/2009 2:52:55 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: BJClinton
When are the Texas Rangers going to be sued by the, uh, Texas Rangers for defaming them? When they choke in the playoffs.

That process has already started.

10 posted on 09/15/2009 3:00:59 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: muawiyah

Actually, as a from conception New York Giant fan, I refer to them as the “Foreskins”.


11 posted on 09/15/2009 3:04:15 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Ocents.com - Obama "Zero" faux postage stamps, tees, mousepads, bumper stickers)
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To: mainepatsfan

I find Raiders, Buccaneers and Vikings offensive. At some point in history I’m sure these murderous thieves caused harm to my ancestors.

And to think Clarence Thomas was on my SF to Washington flight yesterday. I should have stormed into first class and demanded he do something about these unjust football team names /s


12 posted on 09/15/2009 3:05:57 PM PDT by A message (3 years 4 months 5 days until Jim Thompson is President)
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To: All

Yeah, they’ll look at them every Sunday for the next few months and come to the decision that they need a new QB and new head coach.


13 posted on 09/15/2009 3:06:24 PM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Jane Austen
And what about the Raves? Who will stand up for the poor, voiceless birds?

Cass Sunstein of course.

14 posted on 09/15/2009 3:08:43 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: mainepatsfan

Screw them! Just change the mascot to the fierce “redskin” potato.


15 posted on 09/15/2009 3:17:00 PM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: La Lydia

They SHOULD change the name, they should change it to the “Washington Commissars”


16 posted on 09/15/2009 3:31:48 PM PDT by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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Re: ...are the Texas Rangers going to be sued by the, uh, Texas Rangers for defaming them?

That's a case even the Texas Supreme Court would agree with this and most of the past seasons!

Now, I've never called the Redskins... 'Redskins,' ya know.

And calling them Deadskins... only defames Democrat voters.

17 posted on 09/15/2009 3:47:47 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: RetSignman

I’ve been thinking that the “Washington Weasels” would be appropriate. It honors Congress, the executive branch, and Dan Snyder.


18 posted on 09/15/2009 4:03:59 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Not to mention most of their fanbase. As a Cowboys fan, I’d love to see the Foreskins be forced to change it.


19 posted on 09/15/2009 6:26:22 PM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: mainepatsfan
The group late Monday asked the justices to review a lower court decision that favored the NFL team on a legal technicality.

If I remember correctly, the "legal technicality" was the equitable defense of laches. The doctrine of laches says that when a party knows its rights and fails to assert them against another party in a timely manner and the delay is to the detriment of the other party, then the party forfeits those rights. In other words, if you know something someone else is doing is wrongfully harming you, you can't just sit around and let him keep doing it for years and then go out and sue him. It's an equitable defense, though, and can generally only be used as a defense against equitable remedies, such as the injunctive relief sought in this case.

This wasn't a "technicality." The court decided that it would be unjust to order the Redskins to stop using that name the plaintiffs had sat around and let them use it for years.
20 posted on 09/15/2009 8:04:02 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Zack Attack

How do you think our ursine friends think about being represented by the Cubs and the Bears?


21 posted on 09/17/2009 4:47:58 AM PDT by rexgrossmansonlyfan (Obama, Blagojevich, Stroger and Daley when Daley is the least corrupt of a group you have issues!)
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To: mainepatsfan

lame


22 posted on 10/12/2009 6:35:44 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Bender2

Since when have you been calling us deadskins?


23 posted on 10/12/2009 6:37:24 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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