On the heels of a business advocacy group filing a $100 million lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) for moving its 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta, a former attorney general filed a brief in support.
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, a fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a Reagan administration member, filed an amicus brief Monday in New York. The effort was brought about by The Job Creators Network, which announced its federal suit against the MLB, the player’s union, union executive director Tony Clark, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in June for the league relocating its game.
“MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta – many of them minority-owned – of $100 million, we want the game back where it belongs. This was a knee-jerk, hypocritical, and illegal reaction to misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law which includes Voter-ID,” said Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz in a statement prior.
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