Preliminary paperwork was filed Thursday ahead of Monday’s appeal deadline in the New Jersey sports betting case, according to John Brennan of NorthJersey.com.
Entry of Appearance forms and Disclosure Statements were posted publicly at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals by attorneys in response to the Feb. 28 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp in Trenton that granted a permanent injunction against New Jersey acting on its state-level sports betting law that contradicts the will of Congress’s Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.
The appeal will argue that the federal law is unconstitutional.
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act only allows
sports wagering in the states of Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has estimated a timetable of one year in the Appellate Court – and then another year for the Appellate-level loser to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.