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MLB says they’re Taking their Ball and Going Home: Firing of Arbitrator Das Not Unlike the Politics of Judicial Selection

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Did Major League Baseball get the last laugh in the chain-of-custody argument? Last week, the League fired longtime grievance arbitrator Shyam Das (the guy who cast the deciding vote that overturned National League MVP Ryan Braun’s 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs last month) after allowing a second player to use the so-called… Continue Reading

Whether or Not a Waste of Time/Money, Clemens Retrial Continues

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The Roger Clemens [re]trial officially kicked off on Monday, though it still has yet to get started. Today marks day three of jury selection. New York Daily News sports investigative reporters Michael O’Keeffe and Nathaniel Vinton are tweeting live covereage of jury selection from the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (@NYDNSportsITeam). As was… Continue Reading

Now that Zimmerman’s Been Charged, Time to Let the Attorneys Do Their Jobs

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For various reasons, I’ve deliberately stayed away from commenting on the whole George Zimmerman/Florida stand-your-ground case, but after last night’s news that the special prosecutor has charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder, and seeing and hearing the way the media has reported on it since, I felt the need to chime in. Much is being made… Continue Reading