News & Notes 7.8.11

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (Photo courtesy of the NY Times)

New York’s Attorney General Says He’s Investigating NFL PLayer Lockout: Bloomberg reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the legality of the National Football League’s lockout against players, citing the importance of the sport to the state’s economy.

Order Lifting NFL Lockout Thrown Out: ESPN reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis has thrown out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a victory in a labor stoppage that has reached its 115th day. The appellate court issued its decision Friday, even as the league and its locked-out players continue negotiations in New York toward a new collective bargaining agreement in hopes of starting the 2011 season on time.

Clemens Jurors Critical of Congress: The Associated Press reports that prospective jurors screened Thursday for the Roger Clemens perjury trial were more critical of Congress for spending time investigating drugs in baseball than they were of the star pitcher on trial for lying to lawmakers about ever using them.

How Law School Resembles The NFL Draft: PolicyMic examines how law students chasing a “Big Law” job are like football players dreaming of becoming NFL first round draft picks.

Rangers Fan Dies In Stadium Fall: The Associated Press reports that a man attending a Texas Rangers game with his young son died after falling out of the stands and about 20 feet to the ground while trying to catch a baseball tossed his way Thursday night.

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