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  1. Howard Wasserman says:

    Or take a less-recent example: Back in 1989, Pete Rose actually succeeded in getting a Hamilton County (includes Cincinnati) trial court judge to issue a TRO against Bart Giamatti and MLB from holding a hearing on Rose’s gambling, finding that Giamatti had “prejudged” Rose’s case–presumably in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, not on any apparent CBA or contractual grounds. Coincidentally or not, the judge was up for reelection the following year. MLB removed to federal court and the case settled when Rose accepted a suspension.

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