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Old 12-22-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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Swing and Miss: Redskins ban ruled unconstitutional

http://www.mrctv.org/blog/washington...constitutional
Provision Used To Revoke Washington Redskins' Trademark Ruled Unconstitutional
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Today, the Federal Circuit ruled the federal government's ban on "disparaging" trademark registrations is unconstitutional. This strikes down a provision that was used to revoke the trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins.

Ironically, this ruling did not come as a result of legal proceedings initiated by the NFL franchise. It came from a case filed by a band called "The Slants," which had their trademark request rejected based on grounds that it was offensive to Asian-Americans. According to the ruling:

“Many of the marks rejected as disparaging convey hurtful speech that harms members of oft-stigmatized communities,” the appeals court wrote. “But the First Amendment protects even hurtful speech.”

“The government cannot refuse to register disparaging marks because it disapproves of the expressive messages conveyed by the marks,” the court wrote.

Section 2a is the same provision cited by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in June 2014 when it revoked the Washington football team's trademark registrations. That ruling was upheld by a federal judge this summer, and is currently on appeal to the Fourth Circuit.

This ruling may end a battle that has been going on for decades. Since this case did not specifically address the Redskins case, there may be some more legal proceedigns yet to come. The Supreme Court could get involved as well.

The Redskins case picked up steam in July when a federal judge ordered the cancellation of the trademark.

U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee’s decision affirmed an earlier ruling by the federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Last year, the appeal board declared in a 2-to-1 vote that the team’s moniker is offensive to Native Americans and therefore ineligible for federal trademark protection under the Lanham Act, which bars protection for names that “may disparage” or bring people into contempt or disrepute.

Lee agreed with that assessment, rejecting the team’s argument that the vast majority of Native Americans had no objection to the name when the trademarks were granted between 1967 and 1990. Instead, the judge questioned why the team ever chose the name, pointing out in his ruling that Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defined the word as “often contemptuous” in 1898, “seventy years prior to the registration of the first Redskins Mark.”
Well who could have saw that one coming! Oh yea, everyone
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maybe liberal white foggots should **** for once

https://www.washingtonpost.com/page/....xml?tid=a_inl
Most Native Americans not offended by the Washington Redskins' name
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Yes, let's continue to let the superior white liberals speak for every minority group
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maybe liberal white foggots should **** for once

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Most Native Americans not offended by the Washington Redskins' name


Yes, let's continue to let the superior white liberals speak for every minority group
Is this a trigger for you?
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Is this a trigger for you?
As a native american, I am not offended by the Washington Redskins.
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As a native american, I am not offended by the Washington Redskins.
a lot of upper class , white , bored students are though.
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Didn't Native Americans refer to themselves as "Redmen" back in the colonial era?
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a lot of upper class , white , bored students are though.
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As a native american, I am not offended by the Washington Redskins.
As a native of America and a fan of the Washington Redskins, I am offended by their play in recent years.
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As a native of America and a fan of the Washington Redskins, I am offended by their play in recent years.
As a native American jets fan, I feel your pain. I truly do. I also think the Jets name is offensive to Muslim terrorists
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i think calling american football football is offensive to real football (and sports in general) and i think the team that wins the superbowl and call themselves WORLD champs is offensive to the world.
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Doing drugs and having sex... oh wow big deal. Well it is actually a HUGE deal.
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Glad this got settled.
now let's move on to blake lively quoting a sir mix a lot song.
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now let's move on to blake lively quoting a sir mix a lot song.
Saw that the other day YAYYYYY for getting offended about offending offenders!

She's got a nice bottom. While looking up that post just saw Sir Mix-A-Lot supports what she had to say.

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“I don’t think she’d wear that dress if she thought that booty is horrible — and to me, it ain’t horrible,” Mix-A-Lot told the New York Daily News, saying he wrote the song for curvy women of all ethnicities.
Da booty pic for reference

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wtf how is that a controversy?
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wtf how is that a controversy?

How did this outrage not appear in your Facebook feed?
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wtf how is that a controversy?
Because she's not black...She's is not allowed to have a butt that extends more than 2.75 inches beyond the small of her back. We got the memorandum at our monthly meetings about half a year ago.

She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty.
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a lot of upper class , white , bored students are though.

Lol. Touché
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CuckSPN

http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/20/es...g-about-video/

Cliffs: White pieces of garbage tell native Americans that they just don't understand and arent smart enough to be offended

yup
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