Sports gambling case reaffirms curbs on federal dictation to states

In the New Jersey sports betting case, a Supreme Court divided 7-2 confirms that the Constitution sharply limits the power of the federal government to compel states to enact laws furthering federal policy. The implications are many in fields “from environmental regulation to sanctuary cities, marijuana to guns.” [Ilya Shapiro] [Ilya Somin] It’s a “major victory for federalism….makes clear that a majority of the Court is strongly committed to the anti-commandeering principle. That bodes well for state efforts to oppose commandeering (and perhaps other types of federal coercion) in other areas.” Earlier here, here, here, etc.

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