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Tossing Out The Supreme Court Sports Betting Case: Does ‘Mootness’ Doctrine Apply? by Ryan Rodenberg

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in the New Jersey sports betting case will be the most consequential sports betting legal decision ever.

Unless the ruling never comes to fruition.

Enter the concept of ‘mootness’ — a legal principle grounded in the US Constitution — where yet-to-be-decided cases are kicked out of court prior to a conclusive decision because of some intervening event that renders the original controversy a nullity.

Could that happen in the long-awaited NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL & MLB v. Governor of New Jersey lawsuit?

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