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DAY AHEAD: Washington Redskins challenge board's decision to revoke name


The battle over the Washington "Redskins" name returns to the courtroom Tuesday.

The team is fighting to keep its trademark after the government ruled last year the name was offensive to Native Americans and must be changed. This comes as the Skins are gearing up for their summer training camp in Richmond. 

A judge will hear both sides of the argument Tuesday: the team's freedom of speech, versus a government trademark board revoking the team's name saying it's derogatory. 

At the end of July, the Redskins and thousands of fans will kick off training camp, but the question is looming... will the Skins officially have to change their name?

This is the second time the Skins have had their trademark revoked in two decades. The team is appealing the trademark board's decision, hoping a judge in Alexandria will rule in its favor before this goes to trial.

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