SCOTUS Feigns Federalism in Sports Betting Decision

Dennis Drazin | Patty Wolfe

But he also said that if the state asked him to slow down on rolling out sports betting, he would.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the 6-3 majority that a federal law barring state governments from authorizing sports gambling is unconstitutional under the "anti-commandeering doctrine", which holds that Congress may not tell state governments what they can not do.

Oklahoma's 130-plus tribal casinos take in more than $2 billion in gaming revenue annually and with this week's Supreme Court ruling on sports betting, it could soon be more. The new CT law allows state officials "to regulate wagering on sporting events to the extent permitted by state and federal law". Legislators in another 14 states have introduced bills to authorize sports betting, ESPN reported.

Travis Wussow, general counsel and vice president for public policy at ERLC, told the Baptist Press that the decision will lead to a slippery slope of harm to society.

Michael Carrick hits golf course the day after hanging up his boots
Between heart problems and declining mobility, he was a bit-part player for the last couple of years at United. Kroos would fit the bill and, having helped Real dominate European football in recent years, may be tempted.

That ruling strikes down a federal ban in place since 1992 that restricts sports betting for most states.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the four major professional sports leagues - Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League and National Hockey League - were on the losing end of the high court's ruling. "And this is true under either our interpretation or that advocated by respondents and the United States", wrote Justice Alito.

Joining Alito in the majority were Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch. The measure "unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may and may not do", he wrote. Stephen Breyer issued an opinion that concurred in part and dissented in part.

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