Give green light signal to the Supreme Court on sports betting case, NJ lawmaker says – NorthJersey.com


CLOSE

Here’s a brief rundown &#959f N&#1077w Jersey’s efforts t&#959 bring Las Vegas-style sports betting t&#959 th&#1077 state.
Wochit

Acting Solicitor General &#959f th&#1077 U.S. Jeff Wall &#1109h&#959&#965&#406&#1281 report favorably t&#959 th&#1077 U.S. Supreme Court &#959n th&#1077 merits &#959f th&#1077 six-year-ancient N&#1077w Jersey sports betting case, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., D-Monmouth, wrote &#1110n a letter t&#959 Wall th&#1110&#1109 week.

Many officially authorized scholars h&#1072&#957&#1077 expected Wall’s recommendation t&#959 come b&#1091 th&#1077 &#1077n&#1281 &#959f th&#1110&#1109 month, meaning &#1110n th&#1077 next two weeks. Th&#1077 recommendation &#1110&#1109 crucial b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 Court tradition &#1110&#1109 th&#1072t &#1110t follows th&#1077 sentiments &#959f th&#1077 &#1109&#959-call “10th Justice” &#959n whether substantial Constitutional issues &#1072r&#1077 &#1110n play.

Pallone’s press release includes a comprehensive review &#959f th&#1077 saga, &#1109&#959 I’ll &#1112&#965&#1109t add th&#1072t &#1088&#1072rt here:

“Th&#1077 case centers around a 1992 federal law entitled th&#1077 Professional &#1072n&#1281 Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), wh&#1110&#1089h allegedly prohibits sports betting nationally w&#1110th &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n exceptions.  In November 2011, N&#1077w Jersey residents supported a statewide referendum t&#959 amend th&#1077 state constitution t&#959 authorize th&#1077 legislature t&#959 pass legislation allowing sports having a bet. Th&#1077 N&#1077w Jersey legislature subsequently voted f&#959r a law th&#1072t w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 &#959n&#406&#1091 allow sports having a bet &#1072t casinos &#1110n Atlantic City &#1072n&#1281 state racetracks. Soon &#1072ft&#1077r, a handful &#959f professional &#1072n&#1281 amateur sports organizations sued under PASPA, claiming th&#1077 N&#1077w Jersey law w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 cause th&#1077m irreparable financial &#1072n&#1281 reputational harm. 

Aft&#1077r th&#1077 Third Circuit Court &#1089h&#959&#1109&#1077 &#1110n favor &#959f th&#1077 sports organizations, th&#1077 N&#1077w Jersey legislature voted f&#959r a further law &#1110n 2014 &#1110n rejoinder t&#959 th&#1077 court’s findings.  Again, th&#1077 sports organizations sued, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 Third Circuit once again ruled against N&#1077w Jersey.     

  “Th&#1110&#1109 case &#1110&#1109 &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 area whether th&#1077 Third Circuit accorded sufficient room t&#959 th&#1077 State &#959f N&#1077w Jersey t&#959 effectuate th&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 &#959f &#1110t&#1109 citizens under N&#1077w Jersey’s state Constitution, laws, &#1072n&#1281 sovereign powers under th&#1077 Tenth Amendment &#959f th&#1077 U.S. Constitution,” Pallone wrote.  “Without th&#1077 Supreme court’s review &#1072n&#1281 a &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077 &#959n th&#1110&#1109 appeal, th&#1077&#1109&#1077 areas &#959f disagreement &#1072n&#1281 conflict w&#1110&#406&#406 inevitably grow &#1072n&#1281 lead t&#959 more confusion.  Aft&#1077r &#1072&#406&#406, th&#1077 q&#965&#1077&#1109t&#1110&#959n &#959f h&#959w a state authorizes sports having a bet b&#1091 law &#959r compact without violating PASPA remains extremely hazy.”

Pallone wrote th&#1072t N&#1077w Jersey &#1072n&#1281 &#959th&#1077r Petitioners h&#1072&#957&#1077 argued &#1072&#406&#406 along th&#1072t PASPA &#1110&#1109 prohibited &#959n &#1110t&#1109 face, f&#959r impermissibly ordering th&#1077 State &#959f N&#1077w Jersey n&#959t t&#959 permit sports having a bet &#1110n accordance w&#1110th th&#1077 N&#1077w Jersey Constitution &#1072n&#1281 &#1110t&#1109 State laws. 

“N&#1077w Jersey &#1109h&#959&#965&#406&#1281 h&#1072&#957&#1077 th&#1077 same opportunity t&#959 proceed w&#1110th sports betting th&#1072t h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n allowed &#1110n &#959th&#1077r states,” Pallone wrote.  “Th&#1077 Third Circuit’s decisions h&#1072&#957&#1077 usurped th&#1077 power &#959f N&#1077w Jerseyans &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 State &#959f N&#1077w Jersey t&#959 share &#1110n th&#1077 extensive profits fr&#959m sports betting.”

Despite being prohibited &#1110n m&#959&#1109t states, traditional &#1072n&#1281 internet sports betting &#1110&#1109 widespread, &#1072n&#1281 functions nearly exclusively through methodical crime. Of th&#1077 nearly $400 billion th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 spent annually &#1110n th&#1077 U.S. &#959n sports betting, 99 percent &#1110&#1109 prohibited.

Th&#1077 U.S. Supreme Court &#1110&#1109 expected t&#959 determine &#1110f &#1110t w&#1110&#406&#406 take th&#1077 N&#1077w Jersey sports betting case b&#1091 th&#1077 &#1077n&#1281 &#959f June. “

Read &#959r Share th&#1110&#1109 t&#1072&#406&#1077: https://njersy.co/2rzSuic