As first reported by ESPN, the Democratic Congressman penned a letter to the office of the US Solicitor General. In the letter, he asked the acting SG, Jeff Wall, to tell the US Supreme Court to take up the NJ sports betting case. Later, the Congressman’s office released the full letter.
In the ongoing federal case, New Jersey is trying to legalize sports betting. The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA have thus far stopped that from happening via the federal prohibition on single-game sports wagering, PASPA. SCOTUS had asked the SG’s office to weigh in on the case earlier this year.