Sports Betting Ban Undermines States' Power, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Georgia, Kansas, Virginia and West Virginia told the Third Circuit on Monday that a federal law barring states from backing sports betting cannot block a New Jersey law allowing sports pools, arguing that it would undermine states' constitutionally protected sovereignty.

In an amicus brief, the states took aim at a lower court ruling that rejected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's constitutional challenge to the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act. The lower court ruled that the PASPA does not force states to take any action, and that...
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