MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that parents who are suing to save the Mukwonago Area School District's American Indians nickname and logo have no grounds to file a challenge.
The state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) decided in 2010 the nickname and logo discriminated against American Indians. Parents of current and former students filed a lawsuit challenging the decision. A Waukesha County judge ruled in the parents' favor, saying the DPI employee who made the finding had a high risk of bias.
DPI argued the parents lacked grounds to sue, which the 2nd District Court of Appeals agreed to on Thursday. The court said the parents didn't enter the fight until after DPI made its decision and didn't properly petition the judge for review.
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