For 30 years, a passage in Flood v. Kuhn -- the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun's baseball antitrust ruling and his second-most famous decision -- has been clouded by suggestions of racial insensitivity by Blackmun. In 1979, a best-selling book on the Court asserted that Blackmun's list of baseball heroes in that decision initially included no black players. Now, a law professor believes he has debunked that story by showing that Blackmun's list included black players from the very outset.
Law Professor Challenges Tale About Blackmun and Race
July 21, 2008