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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Lloyd Levenson
A long-running, high-stakes legal battle over betting on sports in America may be coming to a head, and this time supporters are making the case that their fight against the nation's most powerful professional and collegiate sports leagues not on economic or policy grounds, but as a defense of states' rights under the U.S. Constitution.
"This is what New Jersey was waiting for," said Lloyd Levenson, CEO of the New Jersey-based law firm Cooper Levenson, which specializes in gambling law. "The lawsuit was expected … and the New Jersey contention is that the law is unconstitutional."
"The issue has not been decided by the Delaware case," Mr. Levenson said. "The focus of the other lawsuit was whether they could allow individual bets when they were grandfathered to do parlay bets. They didn't deal with the constitutionality question."