Gambling

The Supreme Court Sports Betting Case and its Aftermath

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The Supreme Court Tackles Sports Betting The Supreme Court ruled on May 14ththat the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. Immediately, speculation centered on which states would move to legalize sports gambling. Further speculation involved the role of the major pro sports leagues and the NCAA. Those […]

Amateurism

The NBA Should Copy the NHL for Once

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When Gary Bettman left the NBA to become the NHL’s commissioner in 1993, he brought some of the NBA’s roadmap with him. Bettman swiftly expanded the league and changed the NHL’s division names and playoff format to mirror the NBA. He also amplified the league’s national TV presence, made the […]

NHL

Why the NHL Skipped the 2018 Olympic Games

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Because the National Hockey League’s franchise owners did not want the players to participate. That is the answer. The NHL released a statement on April 4, 2017 to announce that the league would not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Multiple mitigating reasons have been floated by […]

Copyright

Fair or Foul? Blog Launch

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Welcome to Trenholm Warren LLC’s legal blog. Deciding whether something is fair or foul is paramount in both sports and the law. Fair use itself is a central defense to many copyright and trademark disputes. At the core of the law in general is the reality that an action may […]