Justices Want Solicitor General's Take On NJ Sports Betting

Law360, New York (January 17, 2017, 2:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for the U.S. Solicitor General's opinion about whether it should take up New Jersey’s challenge to a 25-year-old federal law that prohibits states from authorizing sports betting.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Ian Heath Gershengorn, who supervises and conducts government litigation for the high court, has been invited by the justices to file a brief that expresses the views of the United States in two New Jersey cases that oppose the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1991, which outlaws sports betting in all but a few states, notably Nevada.

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