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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weiner: The Supreme Court Judge and the Curt Flood Case reenactment

Shades of Hairspray!...“It was a time of tradition, a time of values, and a time…to shake things up.”

For a journalist, chance encounters at a restaurant or a hair salon can become a major opportunity for advancing a story and in some instances the journalist is in the right place at the right time because he was with his wife. I had a very chance encounter with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Saturday afternoon in lower Manhattan because my wife happened to have an appointment at a hair salon and the Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor needed a trim. That lead to a nice chat as I said to the Justice Sotomayor, the last time we were together in this neighborhood was in the early spring 1995 not far from the hair salon when she “saved” baseball. And I never did get a chance to talk to you afterwards about your decision.

There was a break the ice laugh and then she said she was going to be part of a reenactment of the Curt Flood Supreme Court case in Washington on Thursday (May 23) and I should go.

...On Thursday, Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor will play a role in the Curt Flood trial reenactment. She isn’t saying who she is playing. The result will not change. Curt Flood will lose, Arthur Goldberg will still present a bad oral argument and that is forever frozen in history. But Judge Sotomayor does plan to remind the participants she is a Yankees fan. She roots for the uniform not necessary the players.

She has a central part in baseball labor history. But she cannot change the Flood decision of 1972. It doesn’t matter much now to today’s players. The game that the 1922 Supreme Court described, which never was as baseball was an interstate business in 1922 despite what the Court ruled, is long gone. But on Thursday, at least for a select number of people, the Flood case will come alive for a brief few moments.

Repoz Posted: May 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM (#4446916)
I knew it would be Sotomayor!
   2. bobm Posted: May 19, 2013 at 01:17 PM (#4447090)
On Thursday, Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor will play a role in the Curt Flood trial reenactment. She isn’t saying who she is playing. The result will not change. Curt Flood will lose


I wouldn't be so certain, not after her unique ruling in B. Bear v Goldilocks in Sesame Street Supreme Court. :-)

NY Magazine - Sonia Sotomtayor Is Soft on Sesame Street Crime

Hold on. Goldilocks breaks into Baby Bear's home and destroys his chair, and her only punishment is helping him glue it back because accidents happen? Sotomayor should have given that delinquent, weirdly accented girl a couple of years in juvie. You go easy on her now and next thing you know, she'll be stealing cars and smoking crack with Little Miss Muffet.

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