High Court Could Soon Review Federal Sports Betting Ban

Law360, New York (May 21, 2014, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Using uncommonly harsh language — including characterizing New Jersey's arguments as "splitless" no less than four times — and evoking "The Hunger Games" in the conclusion, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the four major professional sports leagues urged the U.S. Supreme Court last week to reject New Jersey's challenge to the Third Circuit's decision upholding the validity of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. PASPA is a 1992 federal law that prohibits any state from licensing or authorizing sports wagering unless that state had a sports betting scheme in place between 1976 and 1990.

New Jersey officials had asked...

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