Caught in a pickle: The Tipline for 15 June 2023

The Athletics want out of Oakland, but a pair of lawmakers are prepared to legislate a ransom. Under the “Moneyball Act”, a pro-baseball team would have to pay a decade's worth of state and local taxes to move to another city or Major League Baseball would lose its antitrust exemption. Also in Tipline, oral arguments for Illumina and Grail’s appeal are set for the same day the Department of Justice’s Google search trial begins and Senator Elizabeth Warren sounds the alarm on a possible merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.

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