More expert predictions for the Supreme Court sports betting case decision
April 23, 2018 10:39 AM
by Brett Smiley
The waiting for the decision in the Supreme Court Sports Betting Case, aka Murphy v NCAA (formerly known as Christie v NCAA) continues to be the hardest part.
Shortly after oral argument on December 4, 2017, we compiled predictions and reactions, based largely on tea leave readings and initial impressions. Almost all of the snap reactions looked pretty sunny for New Jersey‘s chances of defeating the leagues and of securing the full elimination of the 1992 federal ban (PASPA) on full-fledged sports betting.
What’s changed in the ensuing four-plus months? Well, in terms of the NBA and MLB’s positions on legal sports betting, an awful lot. Also the tilt of the Earth’s axis. But with respect to the facts of the case, the briefs, arguments and the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, nothing. It’s possible the high court hands down a decision on Tuesday, April 24 or on Monday, April 30. It’s also possible we’re still waiting until the end of June.
In the mean time, here are reasoned predictions from experienced, accomplished attorneys. Not all of the predictions will be welcomed by folks who want to see legal sports betting take hold without delay.
Check out sportshandle.com for the full article.