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Friday, March 06, 2015
 
Washington NFL Team and the First Amendment

The dispute over the Washington NFL Team's nickname may be turning into a mini-constitutional dispute. The ACLU has filed an amicus brief in the district court arguing that the Lanham Act's limitation on "disparaging" marks is viewpoint-discriminatory and violates the First Amendment. The team similarly raised the First Amendment in its papers.





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