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The Supreme Court Just Made A Washington 'Redskins' Name Change Much Less Likely
The NFL franchise in Washington, DC, received a major boost in its fight to save its controversial Redskins name Monday morning, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in a separate legal dispute. The Supreme Court agreed to hear The Slants' case last year, after a lower court declared the anti-disparagement clause in trademark law unconstitutional in 2015. That ruling was overturned in federal court in 2003, and the case died when the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in 2009.
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