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Law Professor Discusses Sports Betting Ban

A recent Philadelphia Inquirer article discussed a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey state senator seeking to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in most states. The Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act only allows sports gambling in four states, and the lawsuit argues this rule "blatantly discriminates" against other states.

Law Professor Jeffrey Standen, a sports law expert, told the newspaper that the case has some good points. "There [are] some pretty strong arguments to make that this law is unconstitutional," he said for the article.

Read the full story on the Inquirer's website. (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20090324_N_J__lawmaker_challenges_federal_ban_on_sports_betting.html)

To learn more about Standen, visit http://willamette.edu/wucl/faculty/profiles/standen/index.php or check out his blog, The Sports Law Professor, at http://thesportslawprofessor.blogspot.com/.

03-24-2009