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Convicted Penn State Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky Loses Latest Appeal

A Pennsylvania appellate court has denied former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s latest appeal. Sandusky was convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault and related charges in 2012 in a case that resulted in the ousting...more

Charities and nonprofits: Don't roll the dice with gambling laws

Are you involved with a charity or nonprofit that raises money by selling raffle tickets or holds poker tournaments or casino nights to fund operations? Although your charity or nonprofit may be using the proceeds to fund...more

NCAA Gives Deference To The U – How Sanctions Against Miami May Affect Future Investigations

In a Twitter world of brief news updates, the NCAA’s tweet at 6:55 AM on October 22nd was blunt, but not unexpected – “Miami failed to monitor activities of a major booster, resulting in a decade of violations.” While the...more

US V. Lawrence DiCristina

US Court of Appeal (2nd Cir.) Opinion Reversing USDC Judge Weinstein (EDNY) re application of Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA)...

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Opinion Reversing US District Court Judge Weinstein (EDNY) re application of Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA) to Poker. --- Appeal from an order of the United States...more

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - April 2013

In This Issue: - Steve Fogle's Feature: Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more

Casinos Go Virtual

In late February 2013 the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation allowing on-line wagering, subject to certain limitations. This legislation was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Under the new law, licensed...more

DOJ Plans to Intervene in N.J. Sports-Betting Case

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 22, 2013, that it plans to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA challenging a New Jersey state law that legalized...more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PASPA Litigation)

Order: Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing

Order: [Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing] --- "This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ “Motion for Summary Judgment and, If Necessary to Preserve the Status Quo, a...more

NCAA, et. al. v. Christopher J. Christie, et. al. (New Jersey Sportsbetting / PASPA Litigation)

Memorandum Opinion by Judge Shipp (21 Dec 2012): Ruling in favor of NCAA and Professional Sports Leagues' Legal Standing to sue...

MEMORANDUM OPINION (Shipp, District Judge) re Plaintiff Legal Standing -- Denying Defendant New Jersey's Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgement: --- "This matter comes before the Court upon several motions...more

Catholic Advocate, American Majority Action and 60 Plus Association Letter re Prohibition on iGaming (Reid-Kyl)

Supporters and opponents lining up as Catholic Advocate, American Majority Action and 60 Plus Association sent this letter, which calls upon Congress to move the Reid-Kyl iGaming prohibition legislation which they say will...more

NCLGS Resolution Supporting States' Rights in Internet Gaming Regulation

[From the NCLGS website -- About Us] The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming. Members...more

Fraternal Order of Police Urges Congress to Update the Wire Act -- Letter to US Congressional Leaders (November 26, 2012)

A Brief History of the Fraternal Order of Police [From the FOP website]: In 1915, the life of a policeman was bleak. In many communities they were forced to work 12 hour days, 365 days a year. Police officers didn't like...more

Town of Mount Pleasant v. Robert Chimento, et. al. [Poker / Gambling]

South Carolina Supreme Court Opinion No. 27197 - Filed November 21, 2012

Mt. Pleasant v. Chimento Factual and Legal Summary: Nathan Stallings leased a home in Mt. Pleasant where he lived with his fiancee and a roommate. He used an internet networking site to meet other poker players, and...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO DISMISS THE...

CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT: ----- "Christopher Ferguson joins in Howard Lederer’s...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Lederer)

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S...

[LEDERER'S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S IN PERSONAM CIVIL MONEY LAUNDERING CLAIM AND FIRST AND SECOND IN REM...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Lederer)

DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER'S NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT'S IN PERSONAM...

[MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS THE VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT’S IN PERSONAM CIVIL MONEY LAUNDERING CLAIM AND FIRST AND SECOND IN REM CLAIMS] "The original...more

PPA Memorandum to Sen. Jon Kyl: The Constitutionality of Pending Internet Poker Legislation (10/31/2012)

[PPA Memorandum to Sen. Jon Kyl: The Constitutionality of Pending Internet Poker Legislation (10/31/2012) -- Paul D. Clement] ---- "The Poker Players Alliance has now asked me to assess whether a revamped version of...more

Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012

Reid-Kyl Draft iPoker and iGaming Prohibition Bill Leaked -- "Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012" A copy of the Kyl-Reid draft bill on Internet poker enabling...more

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED; CHURCHILL DOWNS TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES COMPANY, doing business as TWINSPIRES.COM, versus CHUCK TROUT, in his official capacity as Executive Director of the Texas Racing C

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (re Dormant Commerce Clause et. al.)

Churchill Downs Inc. challenging Texas law that would ban TwinSpires.com: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a bold move to keep online wagers on...more

US v. Elie et. al.

Reply Memo ISO Motion to Dismiss re Bank Fraud

In an attempt to tell a story that Mr. Elie and the Poker Companies engaged in a conspiracy to deceive banks about voluntary transactions by the banks’ customers, from which the banks profited, the Government makes...more

US v. Campos et. al.

Reply Memo ISO Motion to Dismiss re IGBA / UIGEA

In both its response to defendants’ argument for dismissal of the UIGEA charges and of the IGBA charges, the government runs from the language of the statute, which, in each case,requires dismissal of the charges...more

WHETHER PROPOSALS BY ILLINOIS AND NEW YORK TO USE THE INTERNET AND OUT-OF-STATE TRANSACTION PROCESSORS TO SELL LOTTERY TICKETS TO IN-STATE ADULTS VIOLATE THE WIRE ACT

DOJ State Lotteries Memorandum of Opinion re Wire Act

Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a “sporting event or contest” fall outside the reach of the Wire Act. Because the proposed New York and Illinois lottery proposals do not...more

Has Roger Clemens Hit A Double? The Double Jeopardy Clause and the Clemens Mistrial

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 14, 2011 declared a mistrial in the highly publicized criminal trial of William “Roger” Clemens, a former starting pitcher...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media Postcard - March 2011

In This Issue: Steve Fogle's Feater Lest We Forget – It's a phrase used often to invoke gratitude for past service and sacrifices of our fallen soldiers, and it seems especially fitting for recent events surrounding...more

More Than Anti-Piracy, This Bill Is Internet Censorship

Last month, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced U.S. Senate Bill S. 3804, also known as the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act.” While the bill has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors and is...more

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