In last Friday’s combination Balls & Strikes weekly newsletter and raucous celebration of the site’s one-year anniversary, I promised that we’d give away a couple of our special edition Umpire John Roberts Bobbleheads to lucky readers, just as soon as we figured out how to do so without triggering an immediate FTC investigation. Thanks to actual lawyers whose expertise extends beyond me, a person who last practiced law in 2017, typing “giveaway rules bobbleheads please send help” into Ask Jeeves, we can go ahead and get the most important doll-themed sweepstakes in progressive legal media history underway. 

All the legal stuff is below, but here are the headnotes: Anyone who subscribes to the Balls & Strikes newsletter between now and next Thursday will be automatically entered to win. (People who subscribe already, my truest allies, don’t need to do anything more to enter.) After that, we’ll pick 10 names at random to receive the prize, which is, again, a novelty ceramic figurine of the Chief Justice of the United States wearing old-timey umpire regalia and standing over the Voting Rights Act of 1965 like Russell Crowe at the end of Gladiator

Good luck! Okay, here we go with the rest of it:

Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Enter for free by clicking here; enter by subscribing to the Balls & Strikes newsletter here. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 29, 2022. Ten winners will receive the following prize package: Umpire John Roberts Bobblehead, approximate value of $15. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of winner. All decisions of Sponsor are final. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to official rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor is Demand Justice, 1010 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20005.

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