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Game-Changer: The States' Big Gamble on Legalized Sports Betting

Should other states (besides Nevada) have the right to legalize sports betting? Can the federal government discriminate among states by allowing sports betting in some states, but prohibiting it in all others? Can Congress dictate how States regulate purely intrastate commercial activity when there is no federal regulatory or deregulatory scheme to protect? These important questions are at the heart of a landmark case arising out of New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports wagering. The State of New Jersey (backed by three amici states) is asking the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the federal ban on state- sponsored sports wagering. Join us for this exciting program as a panel of leading experts will discuss the latest developments in this high-stakes legal battle and its ramifications for the sports industry, the gaming industry, and our dual system of state and federal sovereignty.

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WHEN
Sunday, August 10, 2014

TIME
10:30 am - 12:00 am

WHERE
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

Moderator:
Michael McCann
Legal Analyst and Writer for Sports Illustrated and SI.com;
Professor of Law and Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute,
University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH

Panelists:

  • Theodore B. Olson
    Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Washington,D.C.
  • Erin E. Murphy
    Partner, Bancroft PLLC, Washington,D.C.
  • Gabe Feldman
    Professor of Law and Director of Sports Law Program, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA
  • Elbert Lin
    Solicitor General of the State of West Virginia, Charleston, WV

Opening Remarks:
Daniel L. Wallach
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.Fort Lauderdale, FL


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