WASHINGTON (AP) _ A federal judge has sided with the Washington
Redskins in a lawsuit brought by American Indians who consider the
team's name racially offensive.
A group of Native Americans has been trying to get the courts to
cancel the Redskins' trademark so that the team could no longer
market its name.
But a U.S. district judge in Washington says the plaintiffs
waited too long to bring their case to court. She added that her
ruling does not decide ``the appropriateness of Native American
imagery for team names.''
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