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Court: Parents can't sue over Indian nickname

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:53:12 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 03 2013 11:31:25 AM CST

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MADISON, Wis. -

A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled parents suing to save the Mukwonago Area School District's Indians nickname have no grounds to file a challenge.

The state Department of Public Instruction decided in 2010 the nickname discriminated against American Indians. Parents of current and former students filed a lawsuit challenging the decision. A Waukesha County judge found in the parents' favor, concluding the DPI employee who made the finding had a high risk of bias.

DPI argued the parents lacked standing. The 2nd District Court of Appeals agreed, ruling Thursday the parents didn't enter the fight until after DPI made its decision and didn't properly petition the judge for review.

The parents' attorney, Samuel Hall, says he plans to ask the state Supreme Court to take the case.

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