I am not a fan of the Redskin name. But that is not the point.
The Federal Govenment in recent years is being run based on political correctness. What law allows anyone in government to unilaterally declare a copyright that has existed for years null and void? That is the question that the Fed will have to answer in a court of law.
The Redskins will prevail in re-establishing their copyright of name. But the fact that the Fed can force a private company to spend millions of dollars in legal costs is absurd. As soon as the Skins prevail the Fed will likely void the copyright again hoping at some point that owner Daniel Snyder will give up or run out of money and change the team name.
But what should happen is that when the Fed losses the case, it should be forced to pay all legal costs of the victor. The idea that government can violate its own laws is scary.
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