There is currently a case in front of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding sports betting in New Jersey. I heard a great discussion of it on Bloomberg’s law podcast (which I am addicted to), but they roll the stories off the web site after just a couple of days, so you will have to search iTunes if you want to listen. Here is a brief description that doesn’t do the nuance justice, but hopefully I will here.
A good portion of Tuesday’s oral arguments before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focused on the meaning of the word “authorize,” and whether New Jersey did that in striking the betting prohibitions.