Anti-Gambling, Retail Groups Defend DOJ's Wire Act Opinion

Law360 (March 26, 2019, 11:08 PM EDT) -- A convenience store trade association and an anti-internet gambling advocacy group filed a brief Tuesday in New Hampshire federal court voicing support for the U.S. Department of Justice's finding that the federal Wire Act applies to non-sports betting.

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling and the National Association of Convenience Stores filed a joint amicus curiae brief backing the DOJ, arguing that the New Hampshire Lottery Commission is wrong in its suit claiming the DOJ misinterpreted the Wire Act when it found it applied to non-sports gambling.

"Of the four prohibitions set forth in the Wire Act, only one is limited to...

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