After Supreme Court arguments in the titanic battle over the antitrust status of the National Football League, it did not seem the NFL would have an easy touchdown in its long quest for baseball-like immunity from antitrust laws. It's been spotlighted as potentially the biggest sports case in decades, because it may impact other leagues and other businesses that can be viewed either as a single entity or a "joint venture." But the justices seemed reluctant to use it as a vehicle for major change in antitrust doctrine.
High Court Justices Wary of Granting NFL Antitrust Immunity
The National Law Journal
January 14, 2010