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Another Bill to Expand the Wire Act: Bad Law Clothed in a Lie

This past week’s focus on the presence of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol (and elsewhere) brought back to the fore the specter of “states’ rights” – the seemingly high-minded excuse...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 9

SHOULD THERE BE A “LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION” TO DISPUTED INDIAN TRUST APPLICATIONS? Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 5: North Fork Tribe Sues State For Compact In Latest Chapter Of Gaming Saga

By the summer of 2014, it appeared that the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California had finally made it over the last hurdle to begin construction of a Class III casino with 2,000 slot machines and 40 gaming tables...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 4

IS GAMING IN THE CARDS FOR THE VOLUNTEER STATE? Dickinson Wright has learned that Tennessee House Representative Jason Powell has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment that could permit casino gaming in...more

Gaming Legal News - Volume 8 Number 1: Idaho Tribes And Community Leaders Seek To Limit "Instant Racing" Gaming Machines

A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more

Governor Brown Is Not CEQA “Public Agency,” Holds Third District In Indian Casino Case

In a published decision filed September 24, 2014, the Third District Court of Appeal (per Justice Robie) held that CEQA’s definition of a “public agency” that is subject to its requirements (see Pub. Resources Code, § 21063)...more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Denies Boston Mayor’s Request For Delay

The Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners unanimously agreed that the competition for the only Boston-area casino license will push on. On July 2, 2014, the Commission held a public hearing to discuss a request by Boston Mayor...more

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more

Tribe Files Suit to Block California Compact Referendum

The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being challenged in state court litigation seeking to block the referendum from appearing...more

Hold Your Bets: Third Circuit Rejects Sports Betting Law

The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA (the leagues) scored a significant victory in September in their ongoing lawsuit to prevent legalized gambling in the state of New Jersey. In a 2–1 decision, the U.S....more

Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Effort to Sanction Sports Wagering

Tony Soprano’s business is safe, for now — the Third Circuit recently invalidated New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports wagering because it violated a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing such activities....more

Divided Appeals Court Overturns N.J. Sports Betting Law: Is Supreme Court Next Stop?

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a district court decision from New Jersey invalidating New Jersey’s sports betting law. The decision marks a setback in New Jersey’s efforts to implement sports...more

Constitutional Amendments and the Role of the New York City Voter Guide

Six constitutional amendments have been certified for the New York statewide ballot in 2013....more

Appeals Court Hears Argument on N.J. Sports Betting Law, With Uncertain Outcome

Very lively oral arguments were held today, June 26, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on the New Jersey sports betting law, in a case that will have an enormous impact on the future of sports betting in the...more

Contributions and Casinos, Perfect Together?

Long ago, New Jersey said no. As for New York, a Constitutional amendment will be on the ballot this year to authorize casino gambling....more

N.J. Files Brief Supporting Sports Betting Law in Key Gambling Litigation

The state of New Jersey filed its opening brief on April 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, in a case that could ultimately decide the fate of sports betting in the United States....more

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - November/December 2012

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: One of the few places of refuge from the political campaign advertising onslaught was public television and radio. That may change depending on a little-noticed First Amendment...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media Postcard - October 2012

In This Issue: - Steve Fogle's Feature: Voting Matters – Our democratic experiment cannot survive many years of voter apathy, and it's our job to ensure that is not the final word. Vote early, vote your conscience,...more

N.J. Moves Towards Legal Sports Betting This Fall, in Time for NFL Season

It appeared for some time last year as if New Jersey was about to become the first state to legalize and regulate online gaming in the form of poker. But Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed state legislation to that effect,...more

Florida Supreme Court Denies Review in Gambling Expansion Case

The Florida Supreme Court recently denied a request for it to review the Florida Court of Appeal’s determination that a Florida statute is valid even though it authorizes slot machines at entities other than those that are...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media Postcard - February 2012

In This Issue: Chip Babcock Communique Politics, Influence and The Right to Free Speech—Recent efforts to overturn Citizens United in an attempt to minimize corruption in politics are, at best,...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

Minnesota Government Update - Week in Review

Moving Forward The last and biggest deadline of the session is the constitutional adjournment deadline of May 23. There remains an enormous amount of work to be done before then. From finishing and passing conference...more

Advertising Law - March 24, 2010

In This Issue: *Senate Confirms Two New FTC Commissioners *Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade Over "Milkaholic? Baby Ad *LifeLock Settles with FTC for $12 Million Over False Claims *Fees for NAD Challenges to Increase *Suit...more

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