Police Blockade: How The Revitalization Of The Tenth Amendment Could Pave The Way To Legalized Sports Betting In New Jersey


Steven L. Shur

On January 12, 2012, New Jersey passed N.J. Stat. Ann. § 5:12A-1 (Sports Gambling Law), a law, which legalizes sports wagering in the state. The passage of the law has sparked controversy across both the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the major professional sports organizations. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball have filed a complaint in federal court arguing that New Jersey’s law violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA or Act) which makes it unlawful for a government entity to sponsor or authorize wagering on professional or amateur athletic competitions. View More