New Jersey appeals to U.S. Supreme Court to throw out federal law banning sports betting in all but Nevada and 3 other states.? It claims law is unconstitutional, but newspapers never report ?exactly what parts of U.S. Constitution are violated.??? Please take the time to write a letter to your local paper and give this simple explanation.? Article I, Section 8 of U.S. Constitution gives federal government limited power to do specific things.?? That list of ?enumerated powers? does NOT include banning or regulating any sports or gambling.? The only thing close is the power to ?regulate commerce among the several states?. ???But how is someone involved in commerce with another state if they are placing a bet inside a New Jersey casino??? ?The 10th Amendment of U.S. Constitution says ?The powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people?.??? NJ is arguing that since Constitution does not give federal government power to control sports betting, only states have that power.??? Why won?t mainstream media mention the word ?Tenth Amendment??? Tenth Amendment also never mentioned in stories about why Federal agents are not locking up people with marijuana in Colorado, where it is permitted by state law.?? ?Or in reports of lawsuits against federal government forcing people to buy ObamaCare health insurance policies.
The newspapers also did not mention Article I, Section 9 of U.S. Constitution which does not let the federal government permit sports betting in only four states, while banning it in all others.?? It states:? ?No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one state over those of another?. ??If more people knew about this part of Constitution, would they question other laws that give special treatment to certain areas as political favors?