The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case on December 4th. At issue is the state’s attempt to repeal its own laws in order to legalize sports betting within its borders.
So far, the NCAA and the major North American pro sports leagues have turned back those efforts in federal court. They have done so by utilizing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a federal law that bans single-game sports wagering outside of Nevada.
However, the state of New Jersey won the right to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. The state is arguing that PASPA is unconstitutional, in that it forces states to keep laws on the books, even if they move to change them. (The state has a prohibition on sports betting in place; the law passed attempted to lift that ban.)
Now, even longer odds for New Jersey sports betting New York Business Journal - New Jersey’s plan to legalize sports betting suffered a blow when a federal court ruled that the state’s law conflicts with federal law and, therefore, cannot move forward.
According to a report by the Associated Press, a panel at the 3rd Circuit Court of […]
New Jersey sports betting case backed up for another month North Jersey - As Fort Lauderdale sports law attorney Daniel L. Wallach has spotted, the U.S. Supreme Court last week filed an order extending the time to file responses in the potential landmark sports betting case from March 17 until April 21. Wallach notes that the extension could […]
Details on New Jersey filing sports betting appeal to Supreme Court North Jersey - I’ll be updating this post frequently all afternoon with details on the filings (including a 3 pm update on two NJ Congressmen on the filing)….
Governor Christie and the state Attorney General’s office have filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to […]