The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit tossed the so-called “Spygate” lawsuit today. The full opinion is here.
I leave tomorrow for the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) annual meeting. I attended my first SLA meeting in 1998 during my first year of law school. I also attended in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. In addition to having a really strong program, the conference also allows practicing attorneys to earn about 15 CLE credits for attendance. The opportunity to earn a full year’s worth of required CLEs is quite attractive. The program for the 2010 conference is here.
An imposter played high school basketball in Texas this past season. Identity fraud and age fabrication/falsification continues to be a problem. In the coming months, I will research this issue more, with a particular emphasis on what sports leagues are doing to combat it. Just like doping, the integrity of sport is at stake.
This appears to be a weird prank gone wrong. I don’t know the reporting mechanisms in college golf, but such false reporting of one’s scores would seemingly be against the rules.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Delaware cert petition yesterday. The New York Times covers the story here. Barring something unforeseen, it appears that Delaware will continue to have only limited NFL-based betting, as the Third Circuit’s decision will stand.
Holt Hackney, publisher of Sports Litigation Alert, recently announced a new periodical. Details here.
For the second year in a row, I will present a paper (co-authored with Dan Stone of Oregon State University) at the Western Economic Association annual conference. Dave Berri, author of Wages of Wins and Stumbling on Wins, has a good write-up here.
UPDATE (5/19/2010) – The conference program is here.
Patrick McEnroe has a new book called Hardcourt Confidential coming out later this year. Details here.