DOJ Goes To Bat For Sports Leagues In NJ Gambling Suit

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 4:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice told a New Jersey federal court Friday that the state had no right to legalize sports betting, arguing the federal government’s ban on sports betting in most states is a valid exercise of the commerce clause.

The DOJ filed a brief supporting a number of sports leagues — including the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League — that filed suit in August seeking to block a New Jersey law permitting sports betting...
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