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Supreme Court strikes ban on sports gambling

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/14/18, 01:32 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that prohibited betting on sports, giving states the go-ahead to allow gambling on games. The justices voted 6-3 against the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game. New Jersey has worked for years to bring back legal sports gambling, but professional leagues and the NCAA have opposed its efforts, saying betting could affect the integrity of games. Many states hope their cut of sports wagers could alleviate budget problems.

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Federal judge questions Mueller’s case against Manafort

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/04/18, 12:46 pm

A federal judge in Virginia raised questions Friday about whether special counsel Robert Mueller exceeded his authority in pursing charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Mueller has charged Manafort in Virginia with tax and bank fraud.

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Visiting the Bronx Criminal Court

Criminal Justice | Sitting through arraignment hearings is a good civics lesson
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/01/18, 09:53 am

A New York moment: 

Recently I spent time at the Bronx Criminal Court for a story I was working on. Everyone should try sitting in a few hours of arraignment hearings at some point to better understand our criminal justice system. The hearings are typically open to the public.

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