New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone is continuing his efforts to bring legalized sports gambling to Atlantic City casinos and horse racetracks in the Garden State.
US Rep. Frank Pallone desires the US government to keep out of sports betting, but before that, he requires the US Supreme Court to rule against a law that is federal in 1992.
In a letter this week to Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall, Pallone (D-District 6) encouraged the 3rd highest-ranking member in the Department of Justice to recommend to the Supreme Court that it consider reviewing the legal merits of this Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).
The 1992 statute that is federal it unlawful for states to allow sports wagering markets to operate, but with exceptions given to four states, which Nevada only makes use of completely today.
‘New Jersey should have the opportunity that is same continue with sports betting that was permitted in other states,’ Pallone declared.
In 2014, Governor Chris Christie (R) finalized a sports betting bill into legislation, but the NCAA, along with the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, quickly interjected with a lawsuit.
Federal courts have repeatedly sided with the activities organizations, and the Supreme Court is New Jersey’s final stand that is potential.
Separation of Powers
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