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Justices Cast Doubts On Federal Sports Betting Ban

Law360, New York (December 4, 2017, 5:24 PM EST) -- Several U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday seemed open to overturning a federal law prohibiting states from authorizing sports betting, potentially signaling a big win for New Jersey in its yearslong fight to allow the activity.

Questioning by the justices centered on the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act and whether it unconstitutionally usurps the authority of states or is simply a case of federal law preempting state law. PASPA has been used in this instance to prevent New Jersey from repealing its laws prohibiting...
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