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Federal Judge Forbids Redskinsí Name from Being Used in His Court Docs
Mediaite ^ | 07/17/2014 | by Josh Feldman

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Redskins. Just the mere mention of the name is enough to bother some people. Well, one federal judge ruling on a case about the team had forbade any references to the name in court or in court documents, and aside from a footnote, “Redskins” is never mentioned once in his ruling.

U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte wrote in that footnote, “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court will refrain from using the team name unless reference is made to a direct quote where the name appears.” And so, when he referenced the team in the ruling, he only called them “the Washington team.”

Early on in the case, Messitte ordered that the team name not be used in his courtroom, putting him in good company with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which recently revoked the team’s trademark because of the supposed offensiveness of the name.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: federaljudge; redskins; yesterday

1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He should be impeached.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:08:23 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

“Voldemort!”


3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: SeekAndFind

Certainly sound like an objective, unbiased court....or reason for appeal.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:09:36 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can this judge be removed from this case? How can he be impartial at all, when he clearly is taking sides on whether the name Redskins is appropriate?

sounds like an issue for lawyers to raise.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:10:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: SeekAndFind
When will he order the confiscation of these?
6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:12:11 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is the team’s legal name. Is this ‘judge’ proposing that people use whatever name they chose at the moment?


7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is what happens when you dumb down America... Just plain stupid...


8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama has spoken, and the entire judiciary falls into line. This reminds me of Hitler's kangaroo judges, who carried out judgments according to his diktats and racial laws.


Above: Roland Freisler (center), president of the Volk Court (People's Court)

9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:15:10 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems like cause for a mistrial. It cripples the owner’s case.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 7:15:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time to term limit federal judges.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 7:16:21 AM PDT by Hurricane
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To: SeekAndFind

Appointed by Clinton, a POS Dem(both the “judge” and “Slick”).


12 posted on 07/17/2014 7:16:29 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder if anyone has asked this court what other words have been redacted from their briefs and filings and other court papers... If they've ever previously removed or redacted f***, c***, n*****, motherf*****, kike, spic, redneck, chink, wetback, gook, or bitch, then MAYBE they have a chance at claiming no actual prejudice (in its most literal sense). Otherwise... no.

And how wonderful of our media to not investigate this question yet!

13 posted on 07/17/2014 7:18:48 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds a bit prejudicial to me........................


14 posted on 07/17/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,286 replies. ...............)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just the mere mention of the name is enough to bother some people.

I also fail to recall where our courts are charged with the responsibility to never allow anyone in their courtrooms to be "bothered".

15 posted on 07/17/2014 7:20:09 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: SeekAndFind
That would seem to be immediate grounds for appeal, as this Judge already seems to be prejudiced and likely to decide against that Washington team:

The Washington Redskins.
16 posted on 07/17/2014 7:20:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: US Navy Vet

How did this moron become a judge? But then I repeat myself.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT by silverkor
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks Judge, if sued I will ask the Judge to remove my name from the suit because the mere mention of my name is enough to bother some people. Want proof Judge? Well they sued me!

Of course with my name removed from the case, well good luck collecting any judgement!

18 posted on 07/17/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: SeekAndFind

The Washington Team —

Is that bo and vj?


19 posted on 07/17/2014 7:24:43 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: SeekAndFind

The outrage over a name is sick. There is less outrage over violent crime.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 7:24:45 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heretofore referred to as “The Crimson Epidermis”.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 7:24:55 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is obviously biased and should recuse himself. If he doesn’t, the lawyers should move for a mistrial.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 7:26:01 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
FR should forbid the name "U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte" from being used on its site, and refer to him only as "that flaming a-hole."
23 posted on 07/17/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another idiot judge.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 7:40:32 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: Teacher317

How easily we were sucked into believing, as those liberals told us some three decades ago, that refraining from using certain words in favor of blander euphemisms would result in benefits of reduced shame and fewer instances of lowered self-esteem.

We see in blossom that elimination of free speech is what was behind their thinking and that they used their soothing words to deceive the rest of us and draw power and influence unto themselves. And there’s no limit to what targets on which they’ll aim their now-powerful weapon.

HF


25 posted on 07/17/2014 7:41:40 AM PDT by holden
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To: SeekAndFind
The Lawyers if they need to refer to the team should use;

"the football team whose name shall not be said."

26 posted on 07/17/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is becoming a joke. The name has been used for decades. There is no comparison in using the word redskin the name of a football team to say using the “n” word when talking about blacks
What’s next?


27 posted on 07/17/2014 8:34:43 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any person exhibiting this kind of prejudice to a legal, tax paying, decades old company is not fit for the bench.

Or for dog catcher.


28 posted on 07/17/2014 8:35:53 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: reefdiver

What’s next?

“Oklahoma” means “red people”.

Lookout!

HF


29 posted on 07/17/2014 10:07:38 AM PDT by holden
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