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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 02:17 PM
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American Indians ask Supreme Court to rule on Redskins logo
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http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/09/1...

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.

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They could change their name to the Natinals!
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