• Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey’s Effort to Sanction Sports Wagering
  • October 15, 2013 | Authors: Scott T. Miccio; Nancy Winkelman
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • 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. In NCAA v. Christie, the Court rebuffed New Jersey’s challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), holding that the act is a valid exercise of Congress’ commerce powers. No. 13-1713, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 19167 (3d Cir. Sept. 17, 2013).