It is so rare for the United States Supreme Court to even accept a case.
On Thursday, it rejected Maurice Clarett's emergency appeal twice.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg first denied Clarett's request to lift a stay issued by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals. Clarett's lawyer, Alan Milstein, argued that the former Ohio State running back would suffer irreperable harm if an NFL team did not draft him this weekend.
Ginsburg cited the NFL's response, which stated...
The attorney for former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, Alan Milstein, filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.
Milstein asked the nation's highest court to lift the stay issued Monday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The stay, in effect, declares Clarett and other underclassmen, including USC receiver Mike Williams, ineligible for the NFL until there can be a meaningful review of the issues.
The 19-year-old became the youngest player in the annals of the NBA to win the league's rookie of the year award. James beat out fellow teenage prodigy Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets for the honor.
James averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game this season. The Cavs guard joined Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only rookies to average over 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York declared on Monday former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett ineligible for this weekend's NFL draft.
The ruling blocks a U.S. District Court ruling from February, in which Clarett won a case against the NFL. The league prohibits players less than three years removed from high school from entering the draft.
On Monday, the three federal judges said a stay on the lower court's ruling was warranted to safeguard the NFL...