redskinsThe Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a group of Native Americans challenging the WASHINGTON REDSKINS mark on the grounds that the mark “may disparage … persons, living or dead, … or bring them into contempt, or disrepute.”

The Court’s reasoning for denying certiorari was based on the doctrine of laches, which prevents parties from advancing claims that should have been brought long ago.

For a nice summary of the procedural history of the case, see Above the Law’s post.