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Supreme Court Considers Sports Betting Law

The U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready to strike down — though not by a unanimous vote — the federal law that bans most states from licensing sports betting.

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The U.S. Supreme Court seemed ready to strike down — though not by a unanimous vote — the federal law that bans most states from licensing sports betting. Arguing in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 16-476, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Theodore Olson appeared to persuade several justices that the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) infringes on state sovereignty and amounts to “commandeering” states to do the federal governments bidding.

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