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Judge Rejects Bid to Return Baseball All-Star Game to Atlanta

A federal judge in New York on Thursday ruled against a lawsuit brought by a small business group seeking to return the Major League Baseball (MLB) annual All-Star Game to Atlanta after league officials decided to move it to Colorado in protest against Georgia’s recently enacted election law. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said at a hearing in Manhattan on Thursday that Job Creators Network (JCN), a conservative small business group, lacked legal standing to challenge the MLB decision to move the game, or show it faced irreparable harm. MLB moved the All-Star Game, scheduled for July 13, to Denver’s Coors Field from Truist Park outside Atlanta in early April, shortly after Georgia adopted new voting law, SB 202, or the Election Integrity Act of 2021 (pdf). The legislation cleared both state legislative chambers with no Democratic backing, and was signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on March …

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