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Legal News
12 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court [official website] granted the two largest daily fantasy websites a stay on Monday allowing them to continue to operate within the state during their appeal. The appeal comes in a challenge from New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who claims … [read more]

Legal News
12 Dec 2015
by Alonso Diaz

An appellate court judge granted a temporary stay to daily sports fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel hours after a New York judge on Friday granted a temporary injunction [order, PDF] demanding the fantasy sports companies cease operations in that state. The temporary stay was granted [NYT report] by Appellate Division … [read more]

Academic Commentary
28 Oct 2015
by Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Thieme Sanford of University of Washington School of Law discusses the decisive impact of the most recent Supreme Court ACA decision on the Marketplaces and also on state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion. She argues that the Court's decision in King v. Burwell not only averted the … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 in King v. Burwell [SCOTUSblog materials] that tax credits available to those who buy health insurance through state exchanges are also available to those who buy it through the federal exchange. At issue was language [26 USC § … [read more]

Legal News
22 Apr 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] on Wednesday issued [press release] a Statement of Objection to Gazprom [corporate website] accusing the Russian gas giant of abusing its position [EU factsheet] as the dominant source of gas in Central and Eastern European in breach of EU anti-trust rules. According to the … [read more]

Legal News
22 Nov 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting, a move the state was taking to boost the struggling horse racing and casino industries. The Professional … [read more]

Legal News
17 Oct 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The European Commission [official website] filed a lawsuit [press release] against Sweden on Thursday for failing to change its laws on online betting and poker games that breach EU law on the free movement of services. The EU referred Sweden to the Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] in … [read more]

Legal News
18 Sep 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that New Jersey's sports wagering law conflicts with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) [text] and thus, should not be implemented. PASPA makes sports betting illegal nationwide except in … [read more]

Student Commentary
15 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Renè DuBois, New York Law School Class of 2013, analyzes the United States v. DiCristina opinion and points out its flaws and limitations...If anyone has ever watched the movie Rounders, they will vividly remember Matt Damon playing the Dean's poker hand without once looking at his cards:You … [read more]

Legal News
2 Mar 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] on Thursday upheld a 21-year-old federal law prohibiting gambling, dealing a setback to New Jersey's attempts to legalize sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp ruled [AP report] that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act … [read more]

Student Commentary
26 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Gerard Dondero, University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law Class of 2013, argues that while the recent New York district court decision in US v. Dicristina represents a change in the legal analysis of games of skill, most US states still utilize outdated judicial standards … [read more]

Legal News
22 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] ruled Tuesday that a poker game operator could not be tried under a federal gambling law essentially because poker is more a game of skill than a game of chance. Judge Jack Weinstein … [read more]

Professional Commentary
10 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Fleming, Litigation Support Director at the Poker Players Alliance, says that the recent decision by the Department of Justice to permit online non-sports gambling has bolstered the legitimacy of Internet betting, but the gambling landscape remains a patchwork of many distinct standards and statutory definitions...On December … [read more]

Legal News
2 Oct 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Saturday voiced concerns regarding the growing number of journalists killed in Mexico [UN News Centre report] and called for Mexican authorities to investigate these crimes and bring those responsible to justice. According to the journalism … [read more]

Professional Commentary
29 May 2009

Audrey Silk [Founder, New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment]: "The DC Circuit Court of Appeals affirmation of most of District Court Judge Gladys Kessler's ruling in the case of US v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et. al. [PDF file] upholds ramifications that extend beyond the borders of the … [read more]

Professional Commentary
14 May 2008

Lane Dilg [staff attorney, ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief]: "In 2006, Ginnah Muhammad went to Michigan small claims court to recover $3000 from a rental-car company that she believed unfairly charged her for repairs. A state judge gave her a choice: remove the niqab she wore as … [read more]

Academic Commentary
2 Oct 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that the recent meeting at Chautauqua of nine of the twelve living international prosecutors, spanning the Nuremberg Trials to the International Criminal Court, produced a landmark call … [read more]

Legal News
13 Oct 2006
by David Shucosky

[JURIST] US President Bush on Friday signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 [HR 4411 summary; JURIST report], a bill attached to a larger port security measure [Reuters report] late last month by Congress, making it illegal for banks or credit card companies to process transactions involving Internet … [read more]

Legal News
9 May 2006
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] An FBI investigation into the activities of former CIA Executive Director and number-three agency official Kyle "Dusty" Foggo [Wikipedia profile] has intensified after Foggo's resignation Monday. The FBI probe is looking into whether Foggo took steps to improperly aid his high school friend Brent R. Wilkes' company ADCS [company … [read more]

Academic Commentary
17 Oct 2005

JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross of Cumberland Law School, Samford University, says that while the nomination of Harriet Miers to the US Supreme Court is not without its problems, the selection of close presidential associates for the high court is an historical commonplace, and several criticisms of Miers' background … [read more]

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