The state of New Jersey has been granted a date for a federal court to hear its appeal on a case in which the Garden State unsuccessfully tried to legalize sports betting.
An action date of April 29th was granted by the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, who agreed that a 24 day schedule should be sufficient in making its case for getting legalized sports betting. The US Justice Department is also being given 24 days to present their side of the case. Seven days will then be given for the state to respond.
Informed Casino Listings readers will know that New Jersey signed a bill into law that would have legalized sports betting within the state's borders. The US Justice Department immediately sued, saying that the law violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The court sided on the side of the feds, issuing a permanent injunction against New Jersey, which spawned the appeal.
Republican Governor Chris Christie has made it known that if his state loses this case, he will continue to appeal the decision all the way to the US Supreme Court.