Don't look for the Washington Redskins to change their name anytime soon.
So said Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla, who added a Supreme Court ruling allowing an Oregon rock band to call itself The Slants wasn't motivated by sympathy for the fact that the band members are Asian-American.
"That gave them a few style points, but the opinion of the Court is very sweeping in its language, and I don't think there's any weasel room," said Smolla.
Smolla added the band's decision to call itself The Slants is protected by the Constitution.
"The core idea of freedom of speech is that we have to tolerate even speech we find offensive," said Smolla.
Drawing a parallel to make his point, Smolla said the decision means the government can't choose not to protect a trademark some people might not like.
"Imagine you have a book that's written, and it's attacking Muslims, or attacking African-Americans, or attacking whites, or attacking Jews--we wouldn't deny copyright protection," said Smolla.
Smolla said the ruling likely means detractors of the Washington Redskins team name won't be able to force a change.