Supreme Court Split Could Lead To Complex Ruling On Sports Betting

It is difficult to predict how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on New Jersey’s sports-betting appeal but the odds, if there were any, would seem to favor a decision which at least modifies and perhaps expands the wagering ban in the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992.

The conventional wisdom is that the nine justices on the Supreme Court include five conservatives and four liberals.

Conservatives are generally more likely than liberals to support states’ rights in disputes with the federal government.

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