Two of the country’s best lawyers will square off in the New Jersey sports betting battle between the state and the major sports leagues.
New Jersey is making a bid for sports gambling in its casinos and race tracks while the major sports leagues are trying to stop the state
The lawyer for New Jersey is Ted Olson, and the attorney hired by the sports leagues is Paul Clement. The Press of Atlantic City describes the matchup of heavyweight lawyers.
New Jersey contends that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that bans sports betting in all but four states is unconstitutional.
The major sports leagues and the NCAA are fighting to keep legalized sports gambling from spreading and are challenging New Jersey’s sports betting plans in a federal suit.
Photo: Ted Olson, and Paul Clement. Credit, Wikimedia Commons.