Leagues Score Win In NJ Sports Betting Suit

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 4:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge late Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a federal ban on state-sponsored sports gambling and blocked New Jersey from authorizing such wagering in the state, marking a win for the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues in the United States.

Handing the NCAA and professional sports leagues summary judgment and a permanent injunction, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp said in a 45-page opinion that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is a reasonable expression of Congress' powers.

"Although some of...
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