MLB Urges Supreme Court To Leave Antitrust Immunity Alone

Law360, New York (June 17, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject San Jose’s challenge to baseball’s decades-old exemption from antitrust law and leave undisturbed a major roadblock in the city’s attempt to lure the Oakland Athletics to the South Bay.

MLB told the high court that over the past several decades, justices have repeatedly ruled that any antitrust regulation of baseball must come not from the court, but from Congress.  And despite dozens of hearings on the topic, lawmakers have largely chosen to leave its exemption intact, MLB said.

“Now, San Jose asks the court to reject all of those...

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