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  •  I can see where he's coming from (0+ / 0-)

    (and I think everything probably ended up where it needed to be).  Individualists(in the sense of those who don't conform to norms) tend to worry about political votes because they see votes as a way to punish difference.  On many Cuban related votes, he loses 29-1.  A Cuban sale also wouldn't be as good for Cuban as a Sterling sale would be for Sterling.  

    So it's not an argument about appropriateness in this case.  It's about the precedent of using it as a tool to enforce the ownership agreement.  If you're coming at this from a Kantian/Rawlsian perspective, you have to worry about the universal applicability of the precedent.

    That said, the decision probably ended up in the right place.  Forced silent partnership (denying Sterling the psychological goods associated with owning a team in perpetuity) with a possible "force sell" vote with the Board of Governors which is going to fail partially because they are going to be litigation averse.

    I'll always be...King of Bain...I'll always be...King of Bain

    by AZphilosopher on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 01:01:32 PM PDT

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