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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:18 pm

I heard the judge was in a money league. That helps.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Matthias » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:22 pm

The Balanced Man wrote:By not hearing the case, the supreme court is essentially saying that the lower court was correct.

This isn't really true.

By not hearing the case, the lower court is upheld, but all the Supreme Court denying cert (not hearing the case) means is that fewer than 4 justices wanted to hear it. But it is no comment on how the SC felt about the ruling.

As mentioned in one of the articles I read about this case, this decision could have broader ramifications in the entertainment industry where celebrities get paid for the use of their likeness. I'm not sure if it will ultimately be read that way, but it might.

In any case, in the immediate future it's a big set back for MLB and a big win for fantasy websites.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Matthias » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:23 pm

Yoda wrote:I heard the judge was in a money league. That helps.

Yah? Which one? There's 9 of 'em.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby knapplc » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:24 pm

Matthias wrote:
The Balanced Man wrote:By not hearing the case, the supreme court is essentially saying that the lower court was correct.

This isn't really true.

TBM is an attorney, so it's pretty safe to take his word for what's going on here. He may have paraphrased (guessing), but overall what he says is money. ;-D
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Matthias » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:29 pm

knapplc wrote:
Matthias wrote:
The Balanced Man wrote:By not hearing the case, the supreme court is essentially saying that the lower court was correct.

This isn't really true.

TBM is an attorney, so it's pretty safe to take his word for what's going on here. He may have paraphrased (guessing), but overall what he says is money. ;-D

Well, he's not the only one.

I'm not dissing TBM, but that characterization is not correct. There's a number of reasons for the SC to refuse to hear a case: they might feel the issue is not important enough (their review is at their discretion) or they might believe that the issue is not yet ripe for review and want to see it percolate a little in the different circuits before weighing in... or a variety of other factors... but to say that you can deduce from it that they agree with the ruling is just incorrect.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:30 pm

Matthias wrote:
Yoda wrote:I heard the judge was in a money league. That helps.

Yah? Which one? There's 9 of 'em.


At least 4 or 5.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby knapplc » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:42 pm

Matthias wrote:I'm not dissing TBM, but that characterization is not correct. There's a number of reasons for the SC to refuse to hear a case: they might feel the issue is not important enough (their review is at their discretion) or they might believe that the issue is not yet ripe for review and want to see it percolate a little in the different circuits before weighing in... or a variety of other factors... but to say that you can deduce from it that they agree with the ruling is just incorrect.

Gotcha. ;-D

I didn't think you were dissing him, I just didn't know if you knew he was all lawyered up. It's hard to tell the players without a program from Cafe to Cafe sometimes.

And I did not know you were a lawyer. So I learned something new today. ;-)
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:50 pm

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Grounded Polo wrote:Without fantasy sports, how many of us could really name more than 1 player from the Pirates? B-)


Heck, I have a hard time even with fantasy baseball. :-D

The Pirates?

I think they mean the team from the movie Hook.
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:55 pm

Ah... run home... yes... good stuff
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Re: Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Fantasy Sports Disubute

Postby Amazinz » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:02 pm

Merged and moved. Seems relevant for Leftovers.
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