Sports Law Blog
All things legal relating
to the sports world...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Congress and Sports

Daniel Libit of the Politico has an informative piece today that provides some highlights of Congress’ historic interest in sports (Timeline: Politicizing America's Pastimes, 3/25/08). Although Congress has recently focused its attention on issues that affect the "integrity of the game" such as steroids and videotaping of team signals, the bulk of its attention through the years (and where it has arguably had the most impact) has been in the antitrust arena. But did you know that, in 1912, Congress banned the interstate transfer of boxing films?


Did anyone challenge the ban on interstate transport of boxing films and get it to the Supreme Court? I'd love to read how they managed to justify that one.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 3/27/2008 7:55 PM  

Post a Comment