Constitutional Preemption v. Unconstitutional Commandeering, at U.S. Supreme Court (Murphy v. NCAA & more)

By: Donald L. Swanson Sports gambling is always a sexy topic.  And the U.S. Supreme Court jumped in, recently, by overturning a federal statute that banned it. Supreme Court Opinion The Supreme Court’s opinion is anything but sexy.  One reporter says it is, “boring as #@!!” The opinion deals with issues of constitutional law.  But it’s not the... Continue Reading →

Sports Gambling and U.S. Constitution: The Ball is Back in Congress’s Court (Murphy v. NCAA)

By: Donald L. Swanson Football fan: “You just cost me $1,000.” Coach Tom Osborne: “I didn’t make the bet.” Steven M. Sipple, Lincoln Journal Star, May 15, 2018. Question: Can Congress command a state’s lawmakers to outlaw sports gambling? Answer: The U.S. Supreme Court says: "No," Congress has no such authority under the U.S. Constitution; but Congress... Continue Reading →

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