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Judge Creates Anti-Redskins Policy for Courtroom

Judge Creates Anti-Redskins Policy for Courtroom U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte has created a personal policy at his federal courtroom in Maryland to censor the name of the Washington Redskins from rulings he issues and court documents that mention the NFL team, according to The…>read more

1 Comment July 15, 2014

Redskins: Trademark Board Was Split

Redskins: Trademark Board Was Split The Redskins organization, through their attorney, Bob Raskopf, issued a press release (cited below) emphasizing up front that the ruling striking down the Redskins trademark registrations was a split decision. Mr. Raskopf’s statement followed swiftly on the heels of the…>read more

No Comment June 24, 2014

Patent Office Sets Precedent in Redskins Trademark Case

Patent Office Sets Precedent in Redskins Trademark Case After eight years of trying, plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse has scored a win against the Redskins – in the USPTO (scroll down to read the order). The order set a precedent of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The TTAB ruled…>read more

No Comment June 20, 2014

Wearing Eagle Feather In Mortarboard Costs Native American Student Her Diploma

Wearing Eagle Feather In Mortarboard Costs Native American Student Her Diploma Chelsey Ramer is being fined $1,000 and being denied her diploma and transcripts after wearing an eagle feather attached to her mortarboard, an action the high school she attended, Escambia Academy High School, explicitly forbid. And while Ramer claims this…>read more

No Comment June 4, 2013

Six-Year Battle Over Washington Redskins Name Continues

Six-Year Battle Over Washington Redskins Name Continues A legal battle involving the Washington Redskins and a group of Native Americans is still raging today as attorneys for the group are set to file documents that will ask federal authorities to defeat multiple trademark registrations of the team.…>read more

No Comment September 7, 2012

$680 Million Settlement Reached between USDA and Native American Farmers

$680 Million Settlement Reached between USDA and Native American Farmers In a class action lawsuit that was filed more than 11 years ago, justice has finally been served to thousands of Native American farmers. On Thursday, April 28, US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted approval of a $680 million…>read more

No Comment April 29, 2011

Supreme Court To Hear Hawaiian Land Case

Supreme Court To Hear Hawaiian Land Case The Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether or not the state of Hawaii must reach an agreement with the native Hawaiian population before the state can sell 1.2 million acres of land. The state is arguing that it has…>read more

No Comment February 25, 2009

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