Full 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to Take on NJ Betting Case
To secure the legalization of sports betting in the state of New Jersey, Gov. Christie's administration recently filed a motion for the full Third Circuit to re-hear the case. Daniel A. Etna weighed in on NorthJersey.com on the order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granting the petitions for rehearing. "En banc petitions are rarely granted," said Dan Etna, a Manhattan-based sports law attorney. "The high profile of case, the fact that a 3rd Circuit judge ruled against N.J. the first time and then dissented the second time, and the lawsuit involving issues of statutory interpretation and application were sufficient to yield a recipe for rehearing. The 3rd Circuit may also be interested in having its house in order in case the lawsuit works its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court."