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    Washington’s NFL Franchise Lauds ‘Slants’ Legal Victory

    Their offensive strategy is similar. Thanks to a unanimous Supreme Court ruling, the NFL franchise named for a Native American slur can take comfort that they’re in, er, similar company. The justices ruled for the free speech rights of Asian-American dance rock band The Slants, saying they couldn’t be denied a trademark simply because their name is a derogatory racial nickname. Daniel Snyder, who owns the NFL team, wrote, “I am THRILLED!” Now the team’s expected to win a reversal of the 2014 cancellation of its federal trademark for “Redskins.”

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