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Justices seem skeptical of arguments

Updated: January 14, 2010, 6:55 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday didn't seem interested in immediately granting the National Football League the broad antitrust law protection the league is seeking.

Justices seemed skeptical of arguments that the NFL should be considered one business, not 32 separate teams working together, when it comes to selling NFL-branded items. The lower courts had thrown out an antitrust lawsuit brought against the league by one of its former hat makers.

American Needle Inc. appealed ...

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