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Old 09-16-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of American Indians who find the Washington Redskins name offensive wants the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

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

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 been handed 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 highest court decide whether the Redskins name defames Native Americans.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html
Here we go. Not again. I thought they were over & done with this. I love that name & logo.

Actually when it comes 2 the pro football team name, I think the Americans could approach the court for New England's team name 4 ruining it forever & sue Bellicheat's arse.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

We have a conservative majority (albeit a slim one) on the Supreme Court, which means common sense trumps PC...the name will stay, at least for now...
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

Not this nonsense again!
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

Ughhhhh. Though I truly appreciate all of the things the native Americans have done to make America the great country it is, they're really stretching this one out of proportion. It's beyond ridiculous now.
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

So their going after the redskins again and not the chiefs?
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

What about the Blackhawks?

And will they petition the Govt. for the use of the names of the Blawkhawk, Apache, and Kiowa helicopters?

The NCAA tried to remove those names as well, but FSU had already negotiated the use of the name "Seminoles" with the tribe prior to the NCAA ruling...
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

Does this mean that the Fighting Irish and the Padres are going to be renamed?

What about the Celtics?
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

PETA is offended by UC Santa Cruz's "Cruel and demeaning use of the Banana Slug as a college mascot"...

Free The Fighting Banana Slug!
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

What about the Patriots?

I'm a patriot and I'm offended by the cheating bastar$# using that name.
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Default Re: American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo

This just in:

Mr. Hankey - The Christmas Poo, has filed a lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns for giving poo everywhere a bad name.

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