Murphy v. NCAA (Decision May 14, 2018)

Scales of Justice

Congress messed up when it wrote the sports betting law.

If Congress wants to write a federal law making sports betting illegal, it can. But that's not what it did when it wrote the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).

NJ sued, saying the law was bossing states around, like the 10th Amendment does not allow. The Supreme Court agreed. Here's what went wrong with the law.

Murphy v NCAA Decision

Here is the Supreme Court's opinion.