Sport and the Law

Sport and the Law

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This new collection examines not only how athletes looked to the nationa€™s judicial system to solve conflicts but also how their cases transAnformed the interpretation of laws. These essays examine a vast array of social and legal controversies including Heywood v. NBA (1971), which allowed any player to enter the draft; Flood v. Kuhn (1972), which considered baseballa€™s antitrust status; the Danny Gardella lower level 1948 case regarding free agency and baseball; Muhammad Alia€™s celebrated stance against the U.S. draft; RenAce Richardsa€™s 1976 lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association and its due process ramifications; and human rights violations in international law with respect to the increased recruitment of underage Latin baseball players in the Caribbean region are a few examples of the vast array of stories included. Sport and the Law links these cases to other cases and topics, giving the reader the opportunity to see the threads weaving law and sport together in American society.For more on this issue, see Amanda Pintaro, a€œIs the NCAA Fulfilling Its Tax- Exempt Status?a€ Illinois Business Law Journal, February 21, 2010, ... The net result is that athletes are under great financial pressure to do whatever it takes to retain their scholarship, even if the training schedule and other athletic ... Wallace I. Renfro, a€œ2009 NCAA State of the Association, a€ NCAA/Whotanbsp;...

Title:Sport and the Law
Author:Samuel O. Regalado, Sarah K. Fields
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2014-12-31


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