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Whew! That’s progress! But, for now, just one more ruling, partly to remind Washington who’s the new boss, and partly to give these severe, conservative justices an opportunity to show they have a heart:p> Estate of Ted Williams v. Major League Baseball br> The Court observes that by employing eminent domain, government funding, and public airwaves, Major League Baseball is unquestionably an enterprise of the states. Accordingly, baseball’s actions fall under Article I, Section 9 prohibition against any state enacting laws ex post facto . By changing the rules of baseball, the career record of Ted Williams in comparison to new players is being re-judged in an ex post facto manner. Thus, the “designated hitter” rule is ruled unconstitutional. /p>
Having saved both the country and baseball, the Fantasy Court breaks for a well-earned Thanksgiving recess.
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