The Fallacy Behind NJ's Sports Betting Strategy

Law360, New York (September 17, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT) -- If ever there were a sports law case that had the proverbial "nine lives," it would have to be New Jersey's ongoing quest to legalize sports betting. Following his veto of two bills that would have partially repealed the state-law prohibition against sports betting, which itself was a response to the Supreme Court's refusal to hear New Jersey's constitutional challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PASPA"), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last week embarked on a bold new legal strategy designed to bring sports betting to the Garden State.

First, the New Jersey attorney general issued Formal Opinion...

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