How Sports Bet Ruling Affects Players' Collective Bargaining

By Vincent Cohen Jr., Christina Sarchio, Thomas Cordova, Conrad Johnson and Tharuni Jayaraman (July 2, 2018, 4:10 PM EDT) -- On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, by a 6-3 vote, struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act as a violation of the Constitution's anti-commandeering doctrine, i.e., the principle that the federal government cannot direct state officers, including state legislatures, to take or not to take particular actions.[1] This ruling opens the door for states to pass laws legalizing betting on sports across the country — an action that multiple states have indicated that they will do.[2]...

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