Sports Wagering Ban Violates Constitution, NJ Tells 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A federal ban on state-sponsored sports gambling improperly commandeers state powers and represents unfair discrimination between states, New Jersey officials told the Third Circuit on Monday as they fought to upend a district court decision blocking their efforts to permit such wagering.

Gov. Chris Christie and others are hoping the court will overturn a February summary judgment ruling from U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp that upheld the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 and granted plaintiff sports organizations a permanent injunction...
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