Washington Redskins

Supreme Court Won't Hear Washington Redskins' Trademark Lawsuit

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  A general view of the Washington Redskins cheer squad as the fly flags during the game of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Jarrett CarterAnalyst INovember 16, 2009

Of course they won’t . After all, they can still afford their season tickets to FedEx.

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit on behalf of Native American activists who claimed that the Washington Redskins’ team name is so offensive that it does not deserve trademark protection.

The court without comment refused to get involved in the long-running dispute. The decision essentially lets stand a lower court ruling that the activists waited too long to bring the challenge.

In other words, “we won’t deny that the name is racist, but we just can’t create action on something that’s been in effect for so many years.”

I guess I shouldn’t complain. Might have been just as easy to look the other way on slavery and Jim Crow back in the day.

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