For my part, I never understood that they lost their trademark in 2014. (Source)
I made the flawed assumption that this was once again the Democrats, doing what they do best, absolutely nothing of substance.
I would love to tell you I made this entire story up, that is clearly not the case.
Fifty Senators send letter pushing NFL to change Redskins name, all were Democrats none were Republicans. (Source)
How in the world did they miss the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey franchise, the Cleveland Indians, NFL’s, Kansas City Chiefs. (Source)
The Fifty Democrat Senators who put their signatures on this hateful legislation must be removed from office at the ballot box.
Being, Democrats, they must cheat to win.
The government cannot censor trademarks on the grounds they may be offensive to some, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a major decision that could also clear the way for the Washington Redskins football team to maintain its trademarks.
The case before the high court involved an Asian rock band named “The Slants.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office originally denying the band’s name, saying it was a racial slur that violated the agency’s policy, based on federal law, that prohibits granting disparaging trademarks.
Justices, though, said that violated the First Amendment.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which supported the band, said Monday’s ruling was a huge win for the First Amendment and prevents the government from policing speech.
“The Slants chose their name to reappropriate a racial slur used against their community, with the goal of deflating the word’s hurtful power,” said Lee Rowland, an attorney for the ACLU.
“The government’s misguided effort to protect minorities from disparagement instead hurt members of that very community by hindering their right to compete in the marketplace of ideas.”