SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has voted to extend the contract of executive director Tony Clark through 2027. The 50-year-old Clark — who had a 15-year big league career, mostly with the Tigers and Diamondbacks — helped broker the players' current labor deal with MLB. After several contentious months of negotiations, the MLBPA and MLB agreed to the new deal in March, which saved a full 162-game season. The MLBPA confirmed Clark’s extension on Tuesday. The five-year extension means Clark is in position to lead the players through their next deal, too. The current contract is set to expire after the 2026 season. Clark has had a busy last few years, helping guide the players through the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season. He also helped the union add thousands of more players after the minor leagues voted to join the MLBPA earlier this year. The Athletic first reported the news of Clark's extension. ___ AP MLB: … [Read more...] about MLBPA keeps Clark, extends executive director through 2027
See the article in its original context from May 28, 1989 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. LEAD: WHEN Thomas I. Emerson recalled the 30 minutes he spent arguing before the United States Supreme Court what was later to be considered a landmark case, he laughed softly, then said: ''It's a rather nerve-racking situation. Here you are in front of the best legal minds in the country and you have to be pretty fluent and spontaneous with your responses. WHEN Thomas I. Emerson … [Read more...] about Griswold v. Connecticut: Landmark Case Remembered
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . On a hot Texas morning in 2020, Giselle, who goes by G, slipped her arms into a borrowed blazer, flipped up the nose ring in her septum so it couldn’t be seen and walked into the Coryell County Courthouse. It was the first time she had ever been to court. She was 17, 11 weeks pregnant and already beginning to show. She was going to ask a judge for authorization to seek an abortion. Her lawyer had explained that she needed to prove that she was mature enough to make this decision. G squeezed her lips around her braces, reminding herself not to smile. She didn’t want the judge to see her as a child. Because G was a minor, her access to an abortion was governed by the state’s “parental involvement” law. She could have either notified her mother or father and gotten consent, or she could have filed a petition in her home county, asking for what’s known as a judicial-bypass … [Read more...] about Was She Ready to Be a Mother? A Judge Got to Decide.
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . For three days in January 1970, they filled the 13th floor of the federal courthouse in Manhattan, women of all ages crowded into a conference room, sitting on the floor, spilling into the hallway. Some brought friends or husbands. One nursed a baby. Another was a painter who also taught elementary school. A third had gone to Catholic school. They’d come to give testimony in the case of Abramowicz v. Lefkowitz, the first in the country to challenge a state’s strict abortion law on behalf of women. The witnesses in the courthouse were among 314 people, primarily women, brought together by a small team of lawyers, led by Florynce Kennedy and Nancy Stearns, to set up a legal argument no one had made before: that a woman’s right to an abortion was rooted in the Constitution’s promises of liberty and equal protection. New York permitted abortion only to save a woman’s life. … [Read more...] about America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights
Advocates for L.G.B.T.Q. rights on Friday sounded the alarm over Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurring opinion overturning Roe v. Wade , calling it a potential assault on the legal doctrine protecting a wide array of Americans’ civil rights. In his opinion, Justice Thomas argued that the court should reconsider and overturn cases guaranteeing the rights to same-sex marriage, same-sex consensual relations and contraception, saying the foundational legal theory on which they are based lacks constitutional grounding. Justice Thomas said, however, that he agreed with the majority that the decision striking down Roe should not “cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.” Policy advocates and lawyers with some of the nation’s leading L.G.B.T.Q. advocacy organizations expressed dismay and called his words a warning shot against any fundamental rights not explicitly enumerated in the Constitution, including protections for interracial marriage and how parents raise their … [Read more...] about Jim Obergefell and L.G.B.T.Q. groups warn that abortion ruling could impact other rights.
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Ed Miliband has urged Grant Shapps to clarify his position on onshore wind farms “once and for all”. The shadow climate change secretary said he found it “extraordinary” that given the “chaos, confusion, and embarrassment” of the Government on onshore wind, Mr Shapps didn’t “clear it up” in the Commons. He accused the Business Secretary of being part of a “fossilised tendency” and of making his predecessor, Jacob Rees-Mogg, look “positively on trend” on the issue. Mr Miliband’s comments came as he responded to Mr Shapps’ statement on energy security in the lower chamber. Earlier this week, Mr Shapps signalled the Government will reverse its ban on onshore wind farms in a bid to fend off a rebellion of Tory MPs , which include former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. Recommended … [Read more...] about Ed Miliband grills Grant Shapps over views on onshore windfarms
close Video Senate Democrat slammed for questioning law enforcement funding ‘Outnumbered’ panel discusses Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., using 'defund the police' rhetoric as crime continues to surge The U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday in a bipartisan vote of 61 to 36, which will require the federal government to recognize all marriages, including same-sex marriages, that are legal in the state where they took place. The measure will now move to the House, where it is expected to pass in the final days as a Democratic-controlled chamber, before making its way to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature. A handful GOP senators, Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Shelley Moore Capito, Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, Cynthia Lummis, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Dan Sullivan, Thom Tillis and Todd Young, earlier this month helped the bill clear a first procedural hurdle. An amendment by Senator Susan Collins, … [Read more...] about Senate passes same-sex marriage bill with bipartisan support
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suspended the federal Animal Welfare Act exhibitor's license of Jeff Lowe, the owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The park became famous through the Netflix 2020 docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness . The suspension of Lowe's license occurred on the same day as his scheduled appearance in Las Vegas Municipal Court over a 2017 citation of conducting business without a license. Lowe had tried to start a venture where Las Vegas tourists could visit a house he rented to take pictures with a tiger cub and a baby liger (a lion-tiger hybrid) and play with the animals. Clark County animal control officers arrested Lowe at the house in November 2017. He pleaded guilty in April 2018, paid a $10,000 fine and surrendered his tiger, liger and lemur to a private animal sanctuary in Pahrump, Nevada. He still owes $2,500 to the city of Las Vegas for restitution. The court hearing was … [Read more...] about USDA Revokes Jeff Lowe’s Zoo License, ‘Tiger King’ Star Can’t Show Big Cats