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Supreme Court strikes down federal law prohibiting sports gambling

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  1. ATJ-Lucko

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    The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

    The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.

    States that want to offer legal sports betting may now do so, and New Jersey plans to be first. Delaware, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are among the states expected to quickly get into the legal bookmaking game.

    The court ruled in favor of New Jersey and against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, capping a nearly six-year legal battle and overturning a federal statute that the sports leagues had adamantly stood by for more than 20 years.

    "Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own," the court wrote its opinion. "Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not."

    The leagues first sued former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in August 2012 and won every step of the way -- until last June, when the Supreme Court decided to take the case. Oral arguments were heard on Dec. 4, and the justices ruled five months later.

    Christie tweeted after the ruling that it was a "great day for the rights of states and their people to make their own decisions."

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    Lets free up pussy and we boomin', :popcorn:.
     
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    I detest gambling,

    knew a guy that lost 60k in 6 months chasing his loses.
     
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    Natural selection. Can't hate the animal kingdom for The Slaughter; it's God and Mother Nature's way.
     
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