Senators Cruz, Hawley, Lee Seek to Strip Antitrust Exemption From MLB

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Tuesday, Republican Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Josh Hawley (Missouri), and Mike Lee (Utah) introduced a bill to “end MLB’s special immunity from antitrust laws,” in response to MLB moving its All-Star Game.

The antitrust exemption dates back to a 1922 Supreme Court case and has been upheld in multiple subsequent cases. MLB has experienced key exemptions from the Sherman Antitrust Act, which outlaws monopolistic business practices. An elimination would weaken MLB’s power to reduce competition.

“Monopolies and liberty are not compatible,” Hawley said to Tucker Carlson on Monday. “No corporation should be so big or so powerful that it can control the political process, that it can override the will of the voters.”

Written by Bobby Burack

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  1. The way to do this is to include on professional teams.

    If a league signs a royalty contract, plays any games or sales any merchandise in China, Cuba or Venezuela. Then the league forfeits anti-trust exemption.

    Make the leagues less dependent on Chinese money and soon they will begin to notice the concentration camps in China. But, as long as that Chinese money is available. They will make sure China is off limits.

    Just like Disney did.

  2. This guy gets it . BTW Obama ahhh I mean Slow Joe is gonna take your guns. Live free or die but, back the Blue. Deshawn Watson paying off his accusers horrible however, nothing wrong with criminal justice system.

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