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Christie Vows To Take N.J. Sports Betting Case To U.S. Supreme Court
Published September 18, 2013
RAISING THE STAKES: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after the ruling vowed to take the state's case "all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court." While the state has the option of appealing the decision to a full Court of Appeals, Christie "insisted he planned to take the case directly to the U.S. Supreme Court." He said, "Yes, if the Supreme Court will take it. We’re definitely going to ask them to" (NJ.com, 9/17). In Philadelphia, Brubaker & Boyer note, "There's no guarantee that the U.S. Supreme Court will accept an appeal." But New Jersey-based attorney Christopher Soriano, who focuses on gaming law, said that the case "might make the cut." Soriano: "In a case of this magnitude, when you have a judge who disagrees with the panel's decision, it certainly may make the Supreme Court more interested in the case." Another "possible path to the legalization of sports gambling in New Jersey runs through Congress" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 9/18).