Federal judge won't allow use of 'Redskins' in court documents
“Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court will refrain from using the team name unless reference is made to a direct quote where the name appears.” Pro Football's team will be referred to hereafter simply as “the Washington Team.”
The Post reports that according to a lawyer, months ago the same judge ordered attorneys in the case to not use the team's name in his courtroom.
In June, the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the team.
The Redskins have held that the team name honors Native Americans, while critics allege that the name is racist and offensive toward Native Americans.
- Molly Geary