Five States Push High Court To Take NJ Sports Betting Case

By Zachary Zagger (November 14, 2016, 8:59 PM EST) -- Five states on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Third Circuit decision that shot down New Jersey's attempt to repeal sports betting prohibitions pertaining only to its casinos and horse racetracks, arguing the decision "fundamentally alters the nature of federal-state relations."

West Virginia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin stressed that they do not oppose federal regulation of sports betting, but argued the Congress has chosen to do so in an unconstitutional manner through the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA, which prohibits all but a few grandfathered states from authorizing sports betting, according to an amicus curaie...

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