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New Jersey and Sports Leagues Set to Resume Sports Betting Battle in Federal Appellate Court Today

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Today is a crucial day for New Jersey in its mission to legalize sports betting, as it will argue its position on the issue against attorneys for the four major American professional sports leagues and the NCAA this morning in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attorney Theodore B. Olson, who represents… Continue Reading

Federal Judge Enjoins New Jersey from Permitting Sports Betting – Will Other Leagues Adopt the Position Taken by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver?

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On Friday, Judge Michael Shipp granted the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.  The decision was unsurprising, but still extremely disappointing, to New Jersey state officials who have been attempting to establish legalized, regulated sports betting in the state for… Continue Reading

The Public Purpose of Stadiums Under Kelo

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By John W. Polonis Villanova University School of Law Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal   Stadiums are common carriers for the public, and therefore, states’ use of eminent domain for their construction should be justified. While the use of eminent domain may not be ideal, the long term community and economic benefits of… Continue Reading

Baseball for Basketball

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When baseball players seek free agency, there is a procedure called a baseball arbitration.  In it, each side names a number not known to the arbitrator. The arbitrator examines the proofs from management and the player’s representative, and then announces his "number."  The party closer to the number gets what it has advanced.  Why not try it… Continue Reading

Remember the Minnesota Twins?

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David Stern is in the midst of contract negotiations with the NBA Players’ Association, and he is mentioning that the league is considering contraction, as reported by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com on October 21, 2010. How do you say Memphis?  The discord comes in when you read that Forbes shows the league running a substantial… Continue Reading