Antitrust Law And Judicial Activism
Kevin Drum discusses this LATimes article on the American Needle v. NFL antitrust case, scheduled to be argued before the Supreme Court on January 13, 2010. There are interesting antitrust issues involved in the case, but I think there are two broader aspects of the case that are particularly of note. First, for those who doubt a momentous battle between the NFL and the NFL Players Association is in the offing when their collective bargaining agreement expires, this case should disabuse them of this notion. If the NFL is declared a single entity for antitrust law purposes, it will likely take very aggressive positions in bargaining with the NFLPA. And the NFLPA may have to up the ante by going on strike. Yep, no NFL football in 2011 seems a very real possibility. More . . .
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