When the three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia heard the case involving New Jersey’s right to institute legalized sports betting, despite a federal ban, a ruling went against the state’s position.
Notwithstanding, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has petitioned the full court to hear sports wagering arguments. State lawyers reportedly have filed voluminous legal filings supporting their position that the 1992 law prohibiting sports betting treated the state unfairly.
They claim the law violated state sovereignty and equal protection provisions and trampled the authority of state legislatures under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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