Promote Your Attorney Profile on Law.net - Get Found / Earn More!
Judge Forces Attorney to Bring Newborn to Court and Humiliates Her
Judge Forces Attorney to Bring Newborn to Court and Humiliates Her
Abortion Clinics Reopen in Texas While Controversial Restrictions Examined
Abortion Clinics Reopen in Texas While Controversial Restrictions Exam...
Rehab Case of Atheist Results in $2 Million Settlement
Rehab Case of Atheist Results in $2 Million Settlement
Vanita Gupta Is the New Acting Assistant Attorney General for DOJ Civil Rights
Vanita Gupta Is the New Acting Assistant Attorney General for DOJ Civi...
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Legal Job Listings

Wanna Bet Who’ll Win? U.S. Government Joins Lawsuit against Sports Betting in NJ

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed papers in a New Jersey federal court, joining a lawsuit that seeks to block New Jersey from implementing a law to allow betting in sports.

The controversial law had been signed last year by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to allow sports betting at racetracks and at the casinos in Atlantic City. The law required racetracks and casinos to apply for licenses in order to open betting operations in amateur and professional sports.

A number of college and professional sports leagues immediately filed a lawsuit in August alleging that the law would violate federal restrictions.

The organizations that originally brought the lawsuit include National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The lawsuit claims betting in sports would “irreparably harm amateur and professional sports by fostering suspicion that individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition.”

Judge Michael Shipp denied New Jersey’s request to have the lawsuit dismissed last month, and this Tuesday, he granted the U.S. government’s request to intervene in the case.

The arguments are scheduled to start on February 14.

The case is NCAA et al. v. Chris Christie et al., U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, No. 12-4947.

Wanna Bet Who’ll Win? U.S. Government Joins Lawsuit against Sports Betting in NJ by

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on January 23, 2013. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Russian Language Document Review (Financial District)
USA-NY-New York City

Russian Language Document Review (Financial District) compensation: DOE We are currently staffing a RUSSIAN document review project that will take place in our Lower Manhattan office. You w...

Related Posts: