Judge Rejects Effort to Return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

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A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month's All-Star Game to Atlanta

U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a lawsuit had failed to provide proof that its members have suffered any injuries by the decision to move the game.

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The lawsuit filed May 31 alleged that Major League Baseball acted unconstitutionally when it moved the game from the Atlanta Braves stadium to Denver after Georgia Republicans enacted a restrictive new voting law.

According to the lawsuit, businesses in the Atlanta metro region would lose $100 million in business because the All-Star Game would not be there.

The rewrite of Georgia's election rules followed former President Donald Trump's repeated unproven claims of fraud after his presidential loss to President Joe Biden.

Biden has declared the Georgia law "un-American" and "Jim Crow in the 21st century."

As some Republicans call for a boycott of Major League Baseball, White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star game from Georgia to Colorado in protest over new voter restrictions, saying that the White House supports decisions made by private…
Larry Neumeister
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