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Unpublished Paper
Grounding into a Double Standard: Understanding & Repealing the Curt Flood Act
ExpressO (2012)
  • Brett J Butz
Abstract

This article calls for an end to Major League Baseball’s statutory exemption from antitrust regulation for acts that are considered part of the “business of baseball.” The Curt Flood Act, as it is colloquially called, was a Congressional mistake; the product years of faulty analysis and absurd holdings by the Supreme Court. This article will explain how the exemption came to fruition, outline the various problems with its inception, and conclude by proposing that Major League Baseball should be subject to antitrust regulations, just like all other professional sports leagues.

Keywords
  • Curt Flood Act,
  • Antitrust,
  • Exemption
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Publication Date
June 19, 2012
Citation Information
Brett J Butz. "Grounding into a Double Standard: Understanding & Repealing the Curt Flood Act" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brett_butz/1/