MLB, The Giants, And The Law Job The A's ... Again

Major League Baseball is breathing a huge sigh of relief after a federal appeals court upheld a broad scope of the league's exemption from federal antitrust law on Thursday. But the league's win comes at a high price for the Oakland A's—and adds to the literal shitstorm the A's are in at the old and dilapidated… » 1/16/15 2:06pm 1/16/15 2:06pm

How Philly's Little Leaguers Reclaimed "Taney" From America's Shame

You may never hear from Mo'ne Davis again. But even so, she and her teammates have already accomplished something amazing: They've taken back the name "Taney" from history's shit list. In a wonderful stroke of ironic resonance, the name that now evokes a mixed-race, inner-city little league team that made a lot of… » 8/22/14 4:45pm 8/22/14 4:45pm

Supreme Court Allows Hobby Lobby to Refuse Birth Control Coverage

The Supreme Court's biggest decision of the term is here. In the cases known as Hobby Lobby, they've ruled 5-4 that closely held corporations need not provide contraceptive coverage because it would substantially burden them under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion. » 6/30/14 10:43am 6/30/14 10:43am

Supreme Court Rules Against NFL In Antitrust Case: What It All Means

Huge news out of DC this morning, as the Supreme Court overturned a ruling that would have given the NFL an effective antitrust exemption. Let's look at what this means for the sporting landscape. » 5/24/10 12:20pm 5/24/10 12:20pm

WHIP It Good, Folks: Fantasy Baseball Continues Unabated

Good news for everyone who likes the fantasy baseball; the Supreme Court has decided not to hear a case filed by MLB (and the Players Association) that would require independent vendors to pay for the use of their statistics. » 6/02/08 11:40am 6/02/08 11:40am