Law Banning Sports Betting Must Fall, NJ Tells High Court

Law360, New York (August 30, 2017, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The state of New Jersey, a state horsemen's association and a group of policy think tanks urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to deem the federal law prohibiting states from authorizing sports wagering unconstitutional, arguing in briefs that Congress can’t compel the Garden State to maintain an unwanted ban on sports betting.

The sentiments came in support of the state’s push to overturn the Third Circuit’s August 2016 ruling that New Jersey’s attempt to repeal its sports betting prohibitions pertaining only to casinos and racetracks, a so-called partial or selective repeal, amounted to an authorization and violated the Professional and...

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