Supreme Court Finds Government Can’t Block Disparaging Trademarks

By | June 19, 2017

  • June 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    The last sentence of this article is essentially the gist of the ruling, although I agree the rest provides substantiation of some key details of the particular ce.

    • June 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm
      Agent says:
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      We hope there will be no more disparaging remarks about the Washington Redskins. Elections have consequences.

      • June 19, 2017 at 6:06 pm
        UW says:
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        Not as much as a total disregard for law, precedent, tradition, morals, and decency do, as Republicans have proven.

        • June 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          Are you saying ONLY Republicans call the Washington DC football team ‘Redskins’? I heard many Dems doing so over the last few decades I’ve followed football. Why all of a sudden the change in attitude of Dems?

          Note that it was a unanimous ruling.

          • June 20, 2017 at 1:58 am
            Doug Fisher says:
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            It’s too bad that human decency never prevails in cases like these. The Supreme Court is right in its ruling, but that doesn’t make the owner of Washington’s team any more right for using the name.

            Would you be proud to say you root for the Nashville Ni##ers? What about the Chattanooga Ch#inks? How about those lovable San Bernardino Sp#cs? And who could forget the New York W0p Degos?

            Should we not strive to belittle and demean people that are different than us? It used to be okay for Micky Rooney to play a racist character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, complete with buck teeth, thick glasses, and a speech impediment. It certainly isn’t anymore. Don’t be on the wrong side of history here.

            If you can’t see the relation, then there’s no hope for you.

          • June 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm
            Conserving the Truth says:
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            Doug,

            I understand where you are coming from and used to feel a similar way, however, there was a research study done (I will look for the link and send it later) that basically showed that a HIGH majority of Native Americans don’t really care about the Redskins name. I don’t feel it is a non-Native Americans place to feel emotions for them so in turn I have dropped it. If they don’t care. We shouldn’t care.

      • June 20, 2017 at 2:04 am
        Doug Fisher says:
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        Oh, that poor multi-billion dollar franchise with a racist name, whatever will they do??!? Here’s hoping they can find a charity to take them in.

        Maybe Trump can do a fund drive to help Washington’s football team with any possible legal fees like he is currently doing right now

        As a digression, the fact that a billionaire and president of the United States is asking Americans to pay for his legal bills is absolutely hilarious. I am not sure if it is funnier or just plain sad that people will actually do it, too.

        • June 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm
          Agent says:
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          HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

          You are one bitter little man. By the way, if you looked at the Cleveland Indians uniform, you would see one red face on it. Let me guess, you are from one of the 17 blue states that are crybaby sore losers.

          • June 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm
            Doug Fisher says:
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            I am from one of the most conservative states in the country, actually: Nebraska.

            I am a huge Cleveland Indians fan, too, and am glad to see they have mostly phased out Chief Wahoo. His depiction is racial stereotyping like crazy.

            On the other hand, the Indians name itself isn’t offensive, in my opinion. A religious leader of mine from when I was a kid is 100% Cherokee and he consistently fought against the usage of any Native American imagery or nomenclature in sports because of the inherent nature in eventually treating them without respect.

            Case in point: The drunk dude in row 14, seat 5 who has a head-dress on and war paint, and is currently chugging beers, and embarrassing himself and others. All of that stuff has insane respect from actual natives, and we treat it like a costume to be played with. Compare that with the Seminoles, who authorize and participate in the festivities of Florida State. Those are always done tastefully and respectfully.

            I am aware that not all native americans feel that way, or even care. It does represent in a real sense a redefining of their culture and history.

        • June 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm
          MAGA says:
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          Would you say that the Atlanta Braves is a demeaning name? Calling a young single Indian a “Brave” would seem demeaning to a liberal.

  • June 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm
    Agent says:
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    Oklahoma is the home of the 5 civilized tribes. I haven’t heard one tribe gripe about the Washington Redskins. Only Progressive Democrat cry baby sore losers think this is an issue. No, they are not going to be called the Reidskins anytime soon.



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