A dispute that started in 1991 over the NFL’s Washington Redskins name has reached the United States Supreme Court. The lawyer for the plaintiffs, a group of Native Americans, filed a petition for certiorari in the case titled Susan Harjo v. Pro-Football, Inc. He said
“This is a derogatory term for Indians that sticks out like an anomaly,” said Mause today. “No other group still has to deal with this kind of a term being used” in such a public and widespread way.