The state of New Jersey and America's major sports leagues have come to an agreement in setting a date to have their arguments submitted to a court in order to have an appeal heard on the Garden State's attempt to legalize sportsbetting.
The parties have until January 14th to submit their arguments, with the sports leagues having a chance to answer New Jersey's claims first, on February 13th. New Jersey will then have a chance to respond on February 27th.
New Jersey has twice attempted to legalize sportsbetting in its state, with the first case being thrown out in federal court. The second attempt has also been denied in a federal court, but the state is appealing hoping to overturn a permanent injunction that was imposed by US Judge Michael Shipp.
The news comes days after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver asked Governor Christie to abandon his case and to join the league in urging Congress to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which has outlawed sportsbetting in al but a handful of states. Christie went on to reject that call, saying that the NBA's stance is two-faced and it makes no sense for him to drop the case.