NJ To Clash With Leagues Over Federal Sports-Betting Ban

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 7:15 PM EST) -- New Jersey officials on Thursday will face off against professional sports leagues and the NCAA over the constitutionality of a federal ban on state-sponsored sports gambling, which the organizations claim New Jersey has brazenly violated by opening the doors to such wagering in the state.

The sports groups — which also include Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League — won an opening round in the litigation on Dec. 21 when U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp...
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