baseball's antitrust exemption vs. every other national sport
May 25, 2010 6:47 AM Subscribe
Please explain to me why Major League Baseball is exempt from antitrust laws while no other sports leagues are.
posted by headnsouth to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled
that the NFL is 32 separate entities rather than one, but the same court refuses to hear cases related to MLB's antitrust exemption, saying only Congress can make a change
. I know this is far from the only inconsistency in Supreme Court rulings, but MLB-related cases come up often enough that would address it and the Supremes refuse to hear them, and in light of yesterday's unanimous ruling it doesn't make sense to me.