Further cementing what has come to be known as the “anti commandeering doctrine,” the Supreme Court ruled that: “Provisions of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that prohibit state authorization and licensing of sports gambling schemes violate the Constitution[.]” Although SCOTUS is no friend to liberty, and cannot be counted on to limit federal power, this decision is a win for state’s rights.


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Show Notes:

SCOTUS Blog Docket for Murphy v. NCAA

Amy Howe: Opinion Analysis for Murphy v. NCAA (SCOTUS Blog)

Mike Maharrey: Supreme Court’s Sports Gambling Opinion is a Rare and Major Win for the Tenth Amendment

Murphy v. NCAA Supreme Court Opinion

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By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at www.libertyweekly.net, where he covers libertarian legal theory, noninterventionist foreign policy, Austrian economics, history, and other libertarian topics. His is a regular contributor at the Libertarian Institute at http://www.libertarianinstitute.org/patrick His work also appears on http://www.antiwar.com in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

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