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Murphy v. NCAA (Decision May 14, 2018)

Congress messed up when it wrote the sports betting law.

If Congress wants to write a federal law making sports betting illegal, it can. But that’s not what it did when it wrote the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

NJ sued, saying the law was bossing states around, like the 10th Amendment does not allow. The Supreme Court agreed. Here’s what went wrong with the law.

Here is the Supreme Court’s opinion.

Murphy v. NCAA (Decision May 14, 2018)

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Mariam Morshedi

Mariam Morshedi

Mariam Morshedi is the Founder and Executive Director of Subscript Law. Before starting Subscript Law, she practiced civil rights law for AARP Foundation, where she litigated housing, consumer and disability rights issues.

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