The game is on [February 1]

The game is on [February 1]

John Whitehead, president of the Charlottesville civil liberties group the Rutherford Institute, has been itching to sue the NFL over its ban on big-screen Super Bowl church parties. The Washington Post reports today that he has set his sights on an Alabama church as the centerpiece of the lawsuit. While smaller screens limit size of an audience, screens larger than 55" infringe on the copyright of the telecast (read: affect ratings and ad revenue). “It’s ridiculous,” says Whitehead in the Post. “You can go into these stores now and buy 100-inch screens. The law is just outdated.” 

Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead wants churches to be able to hold big-screen Super Bowl parties.

Previous "This Just In" articles from this week:

New job tolls for Bell? [January 31]
Washington Post tabs Rob Bell as possible Attorney General candidate

Going global [January 30]
UVA’s Darden in top 100 business schools…in the world!

Virginia population boom surrounds Charlottesville [January 29]
Fluvanna, Orange and Louisa see highest increase