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A federal appeals court has delayed the case involving the legality of the Washington, D.C., pro football team’s trademarks on its name, the Redskins. Those trademarks have been ordered canceled under a law that forbids such protection for marks that are “disparaging” to someone.
This Monday, some folks will have a day off to commemorate Columbus Day and some won’t. So what is the legal basis for the holiday and is it truly a national holiday?
With some, but not all, Americans commemorating Columbus Day on Monday, there has been growing talk of expanding the day’s purpose or changing to a different celebration as a federal holiday. So how difficult would that be?
To some it seemed like a technicality, but on this day in 1789, President George Washington succeeded in getting the First Congress to recognize the U.S. Army under the terms of our new Constitution.