WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from San Jose in the northern California city’s bid to lure baseball’s Athletics from Oakland.
The justices on Monday left in place lower court rulings that dismissed the city’s antitrust claims against Major League Baseball, which blocked the Athletics’ move to San Jose.
San Jose sued MLB in June 2013 for conspiring to block the relocation. San Jose is in Santa Clara County, part of the San Francisco Giants’ territory under MLB’s constitution. The city said the territory rules violated federal antitrust laws. Baseball has been exempt from antitrust laws since a 1922 Supreme Court decision.
The case is San Jose v. Major League Baseball, 14-1252.