Happy birthday John Paul Stevens: The Tipline for 20 April 2017

20 April 2017

It is the birthday of retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens, a Chicago boy who had a pretty great 97th year watching the Cubs win their first World Series since before he was born. Stevens’s most notable antitrust majority opinions for the Supreme Court were in sports cases: American Needle v NFL and NCAA v Board of Regents, which both held that the athletic associations in question were not beyond the reach of the Sherman Act.