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Summary: Native American tribes across the country are divided over whether or not they will legally grow and sell marijuana as permitted by the DOJ. New rules from the United States Department of Justice allow Native Americans to grow and sell…>read moreNo Comment December 15, 2014
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 more1 Comment July 15, 2014
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 moreNo Comment June 24, 2014
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 moreNo Comment June 20, 2014
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 moreNo Comment June 4, 2013
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 moreNo Comment September 7, 2012
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 moreNo Comment April 29, 2011
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 moreNo Comment February 25, 2009
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